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Monday, May 02, 2005

A Gut Punch to the Middle
The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Gut Punch to the Middle: "It's an adage that programs for the poor always turn into poor programs. That is, once a program is defined as welfare, it becomes a target for budget cuts.

You can see this happening right now to Medicaid, the nation's most important means-tested program. Last week Congress agreed on a budget that cuts funds for Medicaid (and food stamps), even while extending tax cuts on dividends and capital gains. States are cutting back, denying health insurance to hundreds of thousands of people with low incomes. Missouri is poised to eliminate Medicaid completely by 2008.

If the Bush scheme goes through, the same thing will eventually happen to Social Security."
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posted by Richard Campbell at 5/02/2005 09:28:00 AM

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