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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, March 1, 2015

So Full Of Dumb

Yglesias has himself a poll.  It looks like this:

Only 7% of Americans over 65 think they get a government subsidy to help pay for their health insurance.  This is because they think the money they paid into Medicare over their careers was waiting for them in DC like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her true love's kiss.

Both Medicare and Social Security are inter-generational transfers of wealth.  They have always been thus.

But our level of understanding of how our government works is so piss poor and deficient that we are left with a staggering level of ignorance.

And this is why we routinely elect other morons to run the House of Representatives.

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