Discussion in 'Economy' started by Lakhota, May 6, 2012.
Paul Krugman: Electing Romney Is Like Electing Paul Ryan | TPMDC
Ferretface Krugman.....I have half a mind to move this to the Humor sub-forum....
Sounds good to me. Electing Barry Hussein is like....electing Karl Marx? Groucho Marx?
Paul Krugman can go stick his head up manifolds birth canal.
All the more reason to vote for Romney.
Get a job Lakhota....
What Washington really does - The Washington Post
Recently, Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, testified before the House Budget Committee on the growth of the 10-largest means tested federal programs that serve people who qualify by various definitions of poverty.
Heres what Haskins reported: From 1980 to 2011, annual spending on these programs grew from $126 billion to $626 billion (all figures in inflation-adjusted 2011 dollars); dividing this by the number of people below the government poverty line, spending went from $4,300 per poor person in 1980 to $13,000 in 2011. In 1962, spending per person in poverty was $516.
Haskinss list includes Medicaid, food stamps (now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP), the earned-income tax credit (a wage subsidy for some low-income workers), and Pell Grants. There are other, smaller programs dedicated to the poor. A report from the Congressional Research Service estimated the total number at 83; Haskins puts the additional spending on programs below the 10 largest at about $210 billion. The total of all programs for the poor exceeds $800 billion.
Well, actually you have less than half a mind. You like to mess with my threads.
Right...Moving a thread on economic matters to the Economy sub-forum is soooooooooooo abusive!
Grow the fuck up.
Yes, it is abusive, when you leave other non-politics threads on the Politics board and also regularly neg me. This thread was clearly political.
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