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Half of Americans Getting Government Aid Swear They've Never Used Government Programs

A lot of people think they don't benefit from government help, even if they do.

We see it pop up in the news all the time: The people who most hate on the idea of government assistance are sometimes the ones getting it. Just last week, there were reports that Michele Bachmann's husband gets farm subsidies and reportedly received $137,000 in Medicaid money. A new paper from Cornell University puts this dynamic in chart form, and the results are kind of shocking:

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