A new CBPP analysis of budget and Census data, however, shows that more than 90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs  spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households — not to able-bodied, working-age Americans who choose not to work. This figure has changed little in the past few years. Such beliefs are starkly at odds with the basic facts regarding social programs, the analysis finds. Federal budget and Census data show that, in91 percentof the benefit dollars from entitlement and other mandatory programs went to the elderly people 65 and overthe seriously disabled, and members of working households.
Even though several opposition figures were included, Tunisians who had spent the past few weeks battling to oust the president, Ben Ali, expressed disappointment. There were too many old faces in the "new" regime, especially in key ministries such as defence, interior, finance and foreign affairs.
The prime minister himself, year-old Mohamed Ghannouchi, is a Ben Ali loyalist of long standing, having served since In Tunisia, he became known as "Monsieur Oui Oui" for always saying yes to the president.
To many ordinary Tunisians, these are worrying signs. In the words of a trade unionist quoted on Twitter: We want a new state with new people. We need to go towards democracy step by step," he said.
Opposition parties represented in the new government include the Progressive Democratic party, the Ettajdid party and the Union of Freedom and Labour. Of these, only Ettajdid has seats in parliament — two out of There were also reports that Slim Amamou, a prominent blogger who was imprisoned by Ben Ali, has been appointed as a junior minister for youth and sport.
In another move calculated to appease the protesters, Ghannouchi said his government was committed to releasing all political prisoners and would also investigate anyone suspected of corruption. Even so, it is unclear how many Tunisians will be prepared to accept the new government as a step towards change rather than an attempt by the old guard to retrench itself.
Although the departure of Ben Ali and his family has removed a major grievance, there are worries that the system he created is still largely in place. In any case, the new government has very little time to do anything, either for good or ill.
Assuming the constitution is followed, a presidential election will be held less than two months from now — and whoever becomes president will be able to appoint another government. This means the Ghannouchi government announced today will only have two real tasks:This increase in GDP would translate into percent higher wages and million new full-time equivalent jobs.
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