Really? Not enough?

I’m not making this up.

Feds: Too few Americans ‘turn to government for assistance’

More Americans rely on their families for assistance than the government, so federal officials have undertaken an effort to help people to apply for federal assistance.

“Given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want to make sure you know about benefits that could help you,” USA.gov announced today. The ”government made easy’ website has created a “help for difficult financial times” page for people to learn more about the programs.

Only fifteen percent? I doubt that figure but if it turned out true I’d consider it good news, not something to be corrected. I was thinking more on the order of “more than fifty percent.” Then again I don’t remember the last time I didn’t automatically assume any figure generated by USA.gov was an outrageous lie.

And what sort of “help” can we expect from the organization largely responsible for the “difficult financial times?” Well, there’s quite a list as you can imagine. But I was especially entertained by

credit counseling

Because if I were looking for advice on dealing with my debt, I’d look first to the only entity on the continent capable of racking it up in the tens of trillions

H/T to Claire.

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