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Obama - Shrinking Government Easy as Pie

Noah42 Wrote: May 21, 2012 6:48 AM
Poverty hasn't been eliminated because we don't count the value of all of all of the poverty programs as income to the people receiving the largesse.

Every so often, an article crosses your desk that makes you feel like you’ve been hit between the eyes with a sledgehammer. Even if you have a solid understanding of the topic, and you notice that the facts at hand match your previous suspicions, somehow you still have to keep a grip on yourself because it is so staggering. That is what happened to me while reading Michael Tanner’s recent report for the Cato Institute on the American welfare system.

Tanner is a recognized expert on our welfare system, having written two books on the subject during the 1990’s, when people...