How much does the safety net help the “very poor?”

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February 2, 2012
Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  
Posted in Commentary

"The typical liberal spin on this gaffe is that it demonstrates this millionaire Republican’s heartlessness towards the most needy. Yet this is not what interests me so much. What I find far more interesting and telling is that Romney, like practically all conservatives, takes for granted a key premise of the progressives: The very poor are helped most by the welfare state, and the way to help them more is to 'strengthen' the government’s safety net." (02/01/12)  

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