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The poorest households received just 32% of benefits in 2010, a study from the left-leaning...

The poorest households received just 32% of benefits in 2010, a study from the left-leaning Center on Budget & Policy Priorities finds. The middle classes received almost 60% and top earners 10%. The safety net has also become "much more work-based" via cuts in traditional welfare and greater benefits for working families.
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  • RJKRJK
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    You know that this organization (left-leaning Center on Budget & Policy Priorities) is misrepresenting the truth if they say "top earners" are getting 10% of a pie that includes "The poorest households" .
    There is a big difference between welfare and a reduced tax rate. To conflate the two is either dishonest or ignorant.
    13 Feb 2012, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • evan.prospect
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    Yes, I wonder how many marks they have on their bodies with that stretch!

     

    Seems that the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities believes that nearly all of a person's income should go to the Federal Government and if it doesn't, it's a "benefit" to that person. They should remember that 47% of the population pays no federal income taxes and some even receive a check from the Federales!
    13 Feb 2012, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    "The center’s study found that the poorest American households, the bottom fifth, received just 32 cents of every dollar of government benefits distributed in 2010."

     

    20% of the population receives 32% of the total spending and they don't pay Federal taxes - that seems pretty generous to me.

     

    That's even assuming the study is honest which I doubt as I am sure it stretches the stats to try paint as dire a picture as possible which is true of either left or right leaning groups - always question the stats.
    13 Feb 2012, 01:35 PM Reply Like
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