In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to fundamentally change America. As President, he has succeeded beyond anyone's dreams. We now have a Declaration of Dependence.
Dependency is up 7.5 percent the past two years. Government dependency jumped 8.1 percent in the past year alone. According to data, one in five Americans [20 percent] relies on the federal government for everything from housing and health care to food stamps and college tuition, and even cell phones. In 2011, the federal government paid $1.6 billion to cover the cost of cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. It is the result of Obama's economic policies. The "hope" of people to keep receiving assistance, the "change" from independent nation to dependent nation.