11 Jul '11, 12am

Half of Americans Who Get Govt Aid Say They Don't | Care2 Causes

Half of Americans Who Get Govt Aid Say They Don't | Care2 Causes

Half of Americans who receive government aid in the form of social services believe that they have not “used a government social program.” These include: 53.3 percent of those who’ve received federal student loans 51.7 percent of those who’ve received child and dependent care tax credits 43 percent of those who’ve received unemployment insurance 39.8 of those who’ve received Medicare 28.7 of those who’ve received Social Security Disability 25.4 of those who’ve received food stamps As Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing comments, 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. You can see the full chart at the BoingBoing post and also read the original ...

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