Chart of the day (Who gets Medicaid?)
April 5, 2011 3 Comments
Both Klein and Yglesias highlight this very worthwhile chart at the time when Paul Ryan’s budget is now calling Medicaid a “welfare” program in an obvious attempt to deligitimze it. (One of my favorite classroom demonstrations is on the power of question wording when I have half the class answer a question about “people on welfare” and the other half answer about “poor people.” Thanks to Republican efforts, the term “welfare” is most definitely stigmatized.). Anyway, the chart:
So, just to be clear, while expanding tax cuts for the richest Americans, this budget plan cuts health care for the elderly and disabled. Tell me again that Republicans aren’t greedy and callous.