Bladel: Santorum (and subby?) seem to think that a check from the government of any kind is some sort of "assistance" (read: "welfare").
Bladel: About half--but only if you count Medicare & Social Security recipients, and veterans benefits.Gotcha.
bulldg4life: How bad must you suck at math and logic to be a republican?
Garet Garrett: Let's do an experiment: cut off Social Security and Medicare for a couple months.
But the number includes more than just people receiving anti-poverty assistance. It also includes Social Security and Medicare, the federal pension and health care programs for seniors -- programs that are funded by workers' payroll taxes and aren't typically associated with concerns about dependency. It also includes other benefits, such as worker's compensation or educational assistance for veterans.
MyRandomName: Bladel: Santorum (and subby?) seem to think that a check from the government of any kind is some sort of "assistance" (read: "welfare").Most intelligent people can discern assistance from welfare. Welfare is one type of assistance. Only liberals pertain to be too dumb to understand.
Karac: If your corporation recieves income, it pays a tax. If it then pays you your salary, you pay tax. This is the hellish double taxation of job creators that conservatives swear will destroy our nation, despite the fact that it was two different people that were paying those taxes.
vpb: Or is even mentioning the recession the same as blaming Bush?
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