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Monday, February 13, 2012

#NYT : Even Critics of #SafetyNet Increasingly Depend on It

Isn't it ironic? From the New York Times ... 2/11/2012

Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to know that he does not need any help from the federal government.....
Yet this year, as in each of the past three years, Mr. Gulbranson, 57, is counting on a payment of several thousand dollars from the federal government, a subsidy for working families called the earned-income tax credit. He has signed up his three school-age children to eat free breakfast and lunch at federal expense. And Medicare paid for his mother, 88, to have hip surgery twice....
And as more middle-class families like the Gulbransons land in the safety net in Chisago and similar communities, anger at the government has increased alongside. Many people say they are angry because the government is wasting money and giving money to people who do not deserve it. 

WI 1848 Forward: #NYT : Even Critics of #SafetyNet Increasingly Depend on It : #Medicare #Medicaid #47% vs #1% #elites

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