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What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.
What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.

Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.   "In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or black versus white, and admit it's really a war between the young and the old. And the old are winning." (An accurate transcript is here.) He cited these statistics about federal spending, citing Harper's Magazine as the source: "Federal yearly spending per child: $3,822. Federal yearly spending per senior: $25,455." He continued: "Seniors keep asking, what kind of world are we...

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