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Obama is at Fault

kajun51 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 10:34 AM
Everyone knows about Entitlements! Or do they? Are Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment benefits entitlements? What about Welfare, Food Stamps, Free meals for school children? The first group are programs paid for by the recipients; the second group are programs paid for by the workers and given to the non-working, non-earning recipients. I receive Social Security benefits and Medicare benefits; I paid for these for 50 years during my working years. What have those on welfare, food stamps, free meals done to earn these benefits? I don't know. I do know that there's an overlap: some social security recipients have never worked; some welfare, food stamp and free meal recipients have worked, but fell on hard times.

Do you remember what the mainstream media mainly talked about as the country careened toward the fiscal cliff? Did they talk about the harmful economic effects of impending tax increases? Did they talk about which tax increases would be worse than others? Did they talk about the need to get rid of waste in government without causing economic harm?

No. None of that. The taking heads and opinion writers focused like a laser on one and only one question: who was going to get the blame if we went over the cliff.

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