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Medicare IS Means Tested

July 7th, 2011

I keep hearing people referring to the budget talks suggesting the Medicare should be means tested. Medicare is means tested.  You might want it to be more so (the current means test only hits the top 5% of beneficiaries by income), but as my colleague Paul Van de Water points out, it already is…means-tested, that… Read more

We’re Greece…Not!

July 7th, 2011

It’s fashionable in some circles these days to say “we’re like Greece,” with the goal of freaking people out.  After all, that country was fiscally profligate and now they’re suffering the consequences: riots, strikes, held together by loans from abroad.  We too have been fiscally reckless, etc… Krugman takes a firm swipe at this phony… Read more