Flowchart: Are You a Taker or a Maker?

Tonight, when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off, you better know whether you’re a “taker” or a “maker.”

There is a lot riding on tonight’s vice presidential debate. Tonight, when Paul “Randsplainer” Ryan and Joe “The Bulldog” Biden butt heads, it might be useful to know just which side of the fence you’re on: The takers, or the makers? For that, we have this handy chart to help you figure it out. Good luck! 

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College Students (IRS)

Members of the Military in Combat (IRS)

Veterans Post-2001 (Department of Veteran Affairs)

Senior Citizens (Social Security Administration)

George W. Bush (White House Archives)

Extended Unemployment Benefits (Council on Foreign Relations)

Government Benefits (Benefits.gov)

 

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