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The American Welfare State

Mudslinger Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:37 PM
Kenadid, you ask: "Just answer one question. How would you have paid for the social engineering in Iraq and the nation building in Afghanistan the past ten years, other than by selling US treasury securities to foreign countries like China, Saudi Arabia and Japan that our children will be forced to pay off decades from now?" Here's you answer, mush-for-brains: We could have paid for both wars by reducing entitlement spending about 5%. Between 2000 and 2010, entitlements accounted for 67% of federal outlays. Both wars combined accounted for about 3% of federal spending. You prove, once again, that liberals can't do math.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious.

The study's authors, George Mason University's David Armor and Sonia Sousa, argue that the food stamp program can no longer be regarded as an anti-poverty program because nearly half of its recipients are above the...