2013 Index of Government Dependence

A compelling, yet technical read. We advise that you absorb this information, regardless of your political beliefs.

Key findings:

  • 44.7% of all Americans pay no Federal Income Tax – down from 48.5% in 2010
  • 67% of Americans believe we are too dependent on the government
  • 69.4% of Federal spending is on Dependency programs


Bill English, M.A., M.Div.
Licensed Psychologist
CEO, Mindsharp
Associate, The Platinum Group