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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:45 AM

 

Wisconsin: Even Politi-Flawed calls Charlie Sykes a liar

Rush-Limbaugh-of-the-North Charlie Sykes has been parroting a line so egregiously false that even Polti-Flawed is calling him on it.


http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/oct/30/charlie-sykes/charlie-sykes-says-today-there-are-more-people-wel/

"The number of Americans who receive means-tested government benefits -- welfare -- now outnumbers those who are year-round full-time workers."



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We asked Sykes where he got his information and he sent us a link to an article that appeared on the CNS News website. CNS News is a project of the Media Resource Center, a conservative group that aims to counter what it sees as liberal bias in the media.

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So today there are generally less people receiving some type of government assistance and more people working full time.

One final note: The number of recipients includes millions of children under the age of 16 and the elderly. The Census Bureau tally folds in the school lunch program. In the spring of this year, 29 million students benefited from that. About a third of the residents of public housing are over 62. By most standards, we donít expect these people to work. To compare them to the number of full-time workers might be useful policy information but to fail to note that children and the elderly, not to mention the blind and disabled, are folded into the tally of recipients is highly misleading.

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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:54 AM

1. Sykes= A Bag of Fart

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