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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let's Play "Twenty-One"

The NYT prints helpful list of 21 government programs or credits that many people benefit from--along with the estimate from Cornell researchers that 96% of us --not 47%--get something from one or more of them.  They also ask readers to let them know how many of them you have gained from, so I will do the same here, and via my @gregmitch at Twitter.   Here is the list:
  1. Head Start
  2. Social Security Disability
  3. Social Security Retirement and Survivors Benefits
  4. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  5. Medicaid
  6. Medicare
  7. Welfare (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or T.A.N.F.)
  8. G.I. Bill
  9. Veterans’ benefits
  10. Pell Grants
  11. Unemployment Insurance
  12. Food Stamps
  13. Government Subsidized Housing
  14. Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
  15. Hope and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits
  16. Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
  17. 529 accounts (qualified tuition programs) or Coverdell education savings account (Education I.R.A.’s)
  18. Earned-income tax credit
  19. Employer subsidized health insurance
  20. Employer subsidized retirement benefits
  21. Federal student loans

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