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The American Dream in Jeopardy

4 out of 5 adults have at one time or another used or needed the government safety net

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Financial security for many of us is in jeopardy. In the wake of the slow recovery from the Great Recession, only about 20 percent of us are doing OK — including 1 percent who are doing really OK. The rest of us are struggling. A recent survey shows that four out of five adults have at one time or another used or needed the government safety net (unemployment, food stamps or other assistance). … Back to Article

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