Big Dan Teague
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- Posted: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 02:51:41 +0000
I'm surprised that so many who are hurt by it actively oppose it.
It is very common in much of America for people to believe that the government - literally - can't do anything right, let alone as well as the private sector. Moreover, many further believe that the government is actively malicious, and that it seeks to grow itself (and the public worker's paychecks) by siphoning money from The People.
Also at work is the belief that success in America is merely a result of hard work, and that everyone with lots of money earned it. Some people are even capable of explaining this to you while watching a reality show starring Paris Hilton. That, my friend, is American Exceptionalism.