But too late, this one’s already hit the echo chamber. Here’s Ben Shapiro of Town Hall:

This week, CNBC reported that social welfare payments now comprise 35 percent of wages and salaries this year. In other words, more than a third of all people receiving “paychecks” are receiving government redistribution checks via welfare, Social Security, Medicare or unemployment.

This one will presumably be bouncing around the message boards and chain emails for years.

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