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Arthur Brooks: If you care about the poor, you must support entitlement reform

Posted: June 1, 2013 at 4:15 am   /   by

There’s evidence, and then there’s supposition and rhetoric based on emotion without any data. The latter screams that anyone who calls for entitlement reform hates poor people and wants grandma to eat cat food. The former knows that when entitlement states collapse, the poor suffer the most.

Absent reform, ours will eventually collapse. So who hates the poor—those who want t prevent that, or those who simply demagogue the subject to increase their own power?

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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