1 in 6 Americans receive help from the Government, Record High!Submitted by kane1 on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:37
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By Tami Luhby, senior writerApril 13, 2011: 10:48 AM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- One in six Americans are receiving help from the government, just as fiscal austerity threatens to reduce some of that aid.
Soaring unemployment during The Great Recession has driven tens of millions of people to the dole. Enrollment in Medicaid and food stamp programs are at record highs, while unemployment insurance rolls remain at elevated levels. Many people depend on more than one program.