50 percent is not even close to accurate from my research. Closer to 22 percent, which to your point, is still high. These numbers also include medicaid, and other programs most would not consider welfare.I was listening to John Haggee this morning talking about the end times. What he said that really caught my attention was the number of people the U.S. is bringing into the country. This was in context with the number of people that are not supporting themselves, but depending upon the government for a living. Since this country is at almost 50% of the population is on somekind of government welfare. Bringing in more will push us to the tipping point and we will go broke supporting them.