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The Poor Get Poorer

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Shocking but true, The Wall Street Journal editorial page’s “The Poor Get Richer” characterization of a new CBO study (PDF) is misleading. Here’s the real shape of things:

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See Jon Chait for analysis of how they twist everything around. Brendan Nyhan has even more and I got the chart from him.

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