Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Misinformed, Stupid, or Both?

Joe Klein slams the electorate (here), and his argument is difficult to deny. Given that the lion's share of stimulus spending has gone to middle-class taxpayers, on what basis do they believe - as polls indicate - that the stimulus was "wasted"? Here are Klein's answers to that question:
1. The Obama Administration has done a terrible job explaining the stimulus package to the American people...especially since there have been very few documented cases of waste so far.

2. This is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed...and, for those watching Fox News, misinformed.

It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.

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