It's hard to make Trump's debt plan add up

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Apr 4, 2016
The numbers are dubious, the predicted economic spillover effects dire.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally on March 29, 2016 in Janesville, Wisconsin. Wisconsin voters go to the polls for the state's primary on April 5.  
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The safety net you didn't know existed

Aug 5, 2013
Researchers have found many Americans believe they don't benefit from the 'social safety net' when, in fact, they are collecting some sort of benefits from government social programs.

What we mean by 'entitlement'? Well, that depends...

Apr 22, 2013
'Entitlement' has almost contradictory meanings in casual conversation - and also, depending on your views, in political discourse about the social safety net

Government contractor welcomes fiscal sacrifice

Oct 8, 2012
Virginia is a state both presidential candidates are hoping to win come November. One of the "swingiest" parts of the state is Loudoun County, where a government contractor is ready to put his job on the line to get the nation back on track.