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SSI, Medicare and unemployment are not entitlement programs, they are insurance. Check the names. They have forced premium payments and are insurance. Food stamps, Medicare, etc., are entitlements! Fair share and loopholes? Child credits, school credits, child care credits are loopholes. Expand the tax base and charge some of those people that pay no net taxes and the problem would self correct.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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