Monday, February 13, 2012

Rhetoric vs. Reality on Entitlements

Gov. Romney, like his supporter Gov. Chris Christie, focuses much of his rhetoric on the politics of resentment: "we" are paying for "them".  Them usually means people who don't work but instead choose dependency.  This meme goes back a long way, but the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities has assembled facts that show how few facts there are in support of the Romney view.  Jared Bernstein explains the numbers in these charts.

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