Half of children in the United States receive government assistance
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December 2018 – According to 2016 data from the Census Bureau, 52.1% of American children under the age of 18 live in households that are receiving at least one form of means-tested government assistance. That assistance could include: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps); Medicaid; public housing; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

CNSNews editor-in-chief Terence P. Jeffrey questions America’s governmentally dependent culture and wonders if this generation of children will eventually be called America’s Welfare Generation.

“America’s prosperity is ultimately and inextricably tied to America's culture,” wrote Jeffrey. “If we want to see the former flourish, the latter must also.”

cnsnews.com. 8/22/18