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8/01/2017 7:57 am  #1


1/2 of US social program recipients believe they have not used

Half of US social program recipients believe they "have not used a government social program"

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"Reconstituting the Submerged State: The Challenges of Social Policy Reform in the Obama Era," a paper by Cornell's Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions Suzanne Mettler features this remarkable chart showing that about half of American social program beneficiaries believe that they "have not used a government social program."

It's the "Keep your government hands off my Medicare" phenomena writ large: a society of people who subsist on mutual aid and redistributive policies who've been conned (and conned themselves) into thinking that they are rugged individualists and that everyone else is a parasite.


"I enjoy hearing how athletes and celebrities shouldn't express political opinions from people who voted for a TV reality show host to be President'
 

8/01/2017 9:20 am  #2


Re: 1/2 of US social program recipients believe they have not used

It is truly amazing how unaware many are of what they actually are intricately involved with from government programs. 

Bet MOST of them would cry "bloody murder" if THEIR program was taken away. 


"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"
 
 

8/04/2017 6:59 am  #3


Re: 1/2 of US social program recipients believe they have not used

That is quite a revealing table.  As we all know, democracy won't work properly without an educated and informed citizenry.

 

8/04/2017 10:34 am  #4


Re: 1/2 of US social program recipients believe they have not used

Just Fred wrote:

That is quite a revealing table.  As we all know, democracy won't work properly without an educated and informed citizenry.

 
Based on the results of the 2016 presidential election Fred, I'd suggest that our democracy is struggling with an uneducated, uninformed, and blinded by political bias citizenry.

It is unfortunate, but if people don't wake up, demand clarity and honesty from their elected representatives, and vote with their brains instead of the partisan politics of the two major parties, our representative republic is on the express pass to complete demise.

 

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