Graffito: d3: Isn't this proof that the safety net is working as intended? Lots of unemployed people need assistance right now. Let me know what the numbers look like when/if the economy gets going and people are hired again. I'm betting the percentages will shrink and not because of anything Congress does.No. Nothing the government touches ever works as intended. Haven't you been paying attention?
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.
Isitoveryet: He was addressing the convention attendees and was kind enough not to name names.
Bladel: About half--but only if you count Medicare & Social Security recipients, and veterans benefits.Gotcha.
Bladel: Santorum (and subby?) seem to think that a check from the government of any kind is some sort of "assistance" (read: "welfare").
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