As inflation continues to rear its ugly head, one of the most pressing and ominous side effects of the country’s inflationary spiral is the rapid and sustained increase in gas prices.

If it sometimes feels like almost everyone is on the government dole except you, there may be a reason for that sensation: According to a recent study one-third of all income in the United States comes in various forms of “social welfare benefits.”

According to the Congressional Budget Office, attempts by Senate Democrats to cut spending have been feeble and at times, misleading. Analysts at the CBO have determined that the Senate Democrats’ plan for deficit reduction shows far less savings than that proposed by House Republicans.

The Congressional Budget Office predicts a federal budget deficit of $223 billion for February, 2011, the largest monthly budget deficit ever recorded, according to the Washington Times.

On Sunday, March 6, Christiane Amanpour, moderator of ABC’s This Week, continued the network’s series “Made in America.”

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