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The Insecure American - NYTimes.com
"I am not, or not only, talking about right-wing contempt for the poor, although the dominance of compassionless conservatism is a sight to behold...

"What we learn from the refusal of Republican-controlled states to expand Medicaid, even though the federal government would foot the bill, is that punishing the poor has become a goal in itself, one worth pursuing even if it hurts rather than helps state budgets.

"...[T]he reality is that living longer in our ever-more-unequal society is very much a class thing: life expectancy at age 65 has risen a lot among the affluent, but hardly at all in the bottom half of the wage distribution, that is, among those who need Social Security most."
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