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  •  It's not that they don't appreciate them (7+ / 0-)

    It's that they believe that these good things are just part of the landscape. No one paid for them, they are just 'there.'

    They think government spending is foreign aid (25% of our federal budget) and that the government spends more on welfare programs for freeloading moochers than it does for social security or national defence.

    Now, as with abortion being 90% of Planned Parenthood's services, neither of these things are intended to be factual statements. But they are intended to show what people of the right wing persuation have been led to believe. And, given that they believe that, johnny's 'the government wastes a lot of money' idea doesn't take a whole lot of persuasion.

    Saint Reagan convinced people that government was the problem. Ever since his maladministration, the question has been whether we should spend money or not. That's the wrong question. We are going to have a government, it will spend money. The correct question is what we should spend money on.

    Our plutocratic masters do not want us to ask that question, because today's answer is: we spend it on coddling them.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 11:01:55 PM PDT

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