Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Big Bennies

Once a upon a time we had a thing which was reasonably called "Welfare." It wasn't generous, but it was a thing. It is 95% no longer a thing. There are some government benefits that poor people can get access to, but other than Medicaid they're so meager as to barely deserve mention. They're important to the poor people who have to jump through hoops to get the pittance, because when you're poor every little bit really matters, but the point is that it is just a little bit. Aside from Medicaid, there isn't really anything worth gaming the system for. And we should all be on Medicaid.