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Con: Are entitlements pushing US toward bankruptcy?
The people we help today will be productive taxpayers of tomorrow
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — During bad economic times, government spending on such programs as unemployment insurance, food stamps and Medicaid will rise, as more Americans lose their jobs and need immediate economic assistance. To spend more dollars for that assistance is good fiscal policy. To cut back on that aid, as some are advocating, would produce short-term savings, but it would be a bad investment for America in the long run.