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Do Grandma’s Benefits Imperil Junior’s Future?

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

School photos, classroom, students (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Commitments made to seniors decades ago failed to foresee the harsh economic realities of the present. Do entitlements saddle our children with unmanageable debt, asking them to sacrifice their future for the sake of the elderly? Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid were created to provide a social safety net. But if we cut these programs, are we balancing the budget on the backs of the aged and sick, leaving behind society’s most vulnerable? The debaters are Margaret Hoover, Mort Zuckerman, Howard Dean, and Jeff Madrick.

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