This Bernstein post kind of reminds me of why that fact check discussion started by the NYT ombud pissed me off.
There’s just so much of this misinformation around it probably would be inhumane to ask reporters to run down everything.
But somebody needs to.
Gov Romney is singing from the same playbook as Rep Paul Ryan along with a litany of conservatives whose goal for years has been for the Federal gov’t to shed the responsibility for Medicaid, food stamps (SNAP), low-income housing, and so on. Once you “block grant” these functions to the states, it’s easier to cut them. And remember, this is from a candidate (and the same is true for the House R’s budget) that wants to cut taxes deeply for the richest households.