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Rob on the Road

The American Dream in Jeopardy

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

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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