Congressman Paul Ryan writes:
...In 2004, 20 percent of US households were getting about 75 percent of their income from the federal government.
In other words, one out of five families in America is already government dependent. Another 20 percent were receiving almost 40 percent of their income from federal programs, so another one in five has become government reliant for their livelihood.
All told, 60 percent - three out of five households in America - were receiving more government benefits and services (in dollar value) than they were paying back in taxes.