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Old 12-29-2010, 04:49 AM
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Default Re: The Year in Politics (Ben Smith & Dave Weigel)

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Originally Posted by Baltimoron View Post
Generally, I thought this diavlog was informative. However, when it came to entitlements, I was surprised neither Weigel nor Smith got beyond this tired talk about Social Security. Health care reform is an entitlement for one, and it can't be emphasized too much. But, military spending and subsidies are even more costly. The problem with this echo chamber diavlogs, like WIB and now this one, is, that even bhTV reinforces the trite memes stuck in the MSM. Give me links, but let it be to people with some clues.
Not sure exactly what you're referencing with the spending, but Social Security ate up a bigger chunk of the budget pie in 2010 than DoD spending. So yeah, probably not just useless echo chamber banter.
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