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Older Americans Fare Well With Budget Impasse Regarding Medicare, Other Entitlements

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Entitlement Programs Thrive Amid Gridlock, Shifting Money From Younger Generations To Older
With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security and Medicare benefits, at the expense of younger people. This generational shift draws modest public debate. But it alarms some policy advocates, who say the United States is reducing vital investments in the future (5/10).

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