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Undeserved welfare?

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones has a fascinating analysis this morning showing that the vast, vast bulk of so-called welfare goes to the elderly (Social Security & Medicare primarily) and the disabled (Medicaid etc). Very, very little falls into the hands of the able-bodied. The whole article is well-worth a read. Paul Krugman adds another astonishing statistic: Apparently 40% plus of people on Social Security and/or Medicare claim that “they have not used a government program!” Amazing.

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