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How The Safety Net Cuts Poverty Rate
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How The Safety Net Cuts Poverty Rate

Without Social Security, the poverty rate among senior citizens in the U.S. would be more than 50 percent; instead, it's just 14.6 percent.

Safety Net Is The Heart Of The Deficit Fight

The House vote will have happened by the time you read this, but no matter what happens, the Plum Line's Greg Sargent really gets to the heart of the fight: What's the future of the safety net? One way to understand the fiscal cliff

This Week In The War On The Safety Net

The American social safety net is back in the news, and not just because Mitt Romney acknowledged, "I'm not concerned about the very poor." This week, the libertarian Mercatus Center at George Mason University revealed that a third of Americans

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

"Turn The World Around" sung by Harry Belafonte, Jim Henson's Memorial, May 21, 1990 When Jim Henson died, much too young, he left specific instructions that no one was to wear black at his funeral. Each person was given a brightly colored

Um, Paul Ryan...About That Hammock?

In Paul Ryan's response to President Obama's State of the Union address last week, he fretted over our social safety nets becoming hammocks. Here's what he said: We are at a moment, where if government's growth is left unchecked and