Pew: Majorities Say Government Does Too Little for Older People, the Poor and the Middle Class

Pew has a new national survey out which shows that overwhelming majorities of Americans oppose conservative economic policies:

“Majorities of Americans say the federal government does not provide enough help for older people (65%), poor people (62%) and the middle class (61%). By contrast, nearly two-thirds (64%) say the government provides too much help for wealthy people.

Opinions are more divided about the amount of help the government provides for younger people: About half (51%) say the government does not do enough for younger people, 29% say the government provides about the right amount of help, while 13% say it provides too much. …

A large majority of Democrats (77%) say the federal government provides too much help to the wealthy. As with views about government help to the poor, Republicans are divided. Nearly half of Republicans (46%) say the federal government provides too much help for wealthy people, 42% say it provides about the right amount, while 6% say it does not provide enough help. …”

Are we being impractical by rejecting and distancing ourselves from Paul Ryan’s donor class agenda? 64% of Americans believe the government does too much to help the wealthy.

BONUS: In other news, Democrats and Independents are losing sympathy for Israel while Republicans are becoming more inclined to obsequious displays of fealty.

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5 Comments

  1. We need a movement of racial unity en route to a government of racial unity.

    If you are a right-winger bitter about this, what would you choose to survive: your ideas or your genes?

    Trick question: if your genes die, your ideas will die with them.

    PS recently Greg Johnson and others have been taking on libertarianism in the wake of his encounter with Styxhexenhammer (what a name…); despite their substantial intellectual armamentarium, they haven’t laid a glove on it.

    Authoritarianism begins – and should end – at home. This was the way of the Aryans / Romans and the way of the US for so long. The system didn’t fail, the people didn’t fail, we were replaced. Big difference.

    “It is no crime for Mlechchhas to sell or mortgage the life of their own offspring.
    But never shall an Arya be subjected to slavery. “

    Arthashastra – Book 13

    PPS I’m doing my part to Make OD Great Again!

  2. Big surprise. Most people want free shit, they want it now, and they want “the wealthy” to pay for it. Which is fine for the wealthy people running this racket (e.g. the Clintons), as they get a cut of the redistributed wealth. But the *productive* wealthy will say, “Fuck you, too”, fire their employees, and retire to some low-tax tropical paradise.

    You see, anyone wealthy enough to start up a business is wealthy enough not to. They can instead invest their capital in a log cabin in the woods and spend the rest of their days pursuing hobbies. When investment is left up to the government, billions of dollars are spent on the first Obamacare website.

    In national socialism, Hitler was the nationalist and Röhm was the socialist. Had Röhm purged Hitler instead of the other way around, Germany would have dissolved in an orgy of looting, mass starvation, and gay sex. Jews would wait out the chaos with relatives in France and Poland, then return to rule over the ruins.

    • Hitler sought a unified Germany of one people, not divided by different races or classes or even ideologies. Hitler believed there should only be one party and one ideology; that the German people should help themselves regardless of circumstances. No left versus right, or rich verses poor. Whenever Hitler used the word “capitalists” it was always in scorn.

      “So-called democracy exists in the anglo-french world, which means the rule of the people, by the people. Now the people must possess some means of giving expression to their thoughts or their wishes.

      “Upon examining this problem more closely, we see the people themselves have no original convictions of their own. Their convictions are formed, of course, just as everywhere else. The decisive question is who enlightens the people; who educates them?

      “Capital actually rules in those countries; that is, nothing more than a clique of a few hundred men who possess untold wealth and, as a consequence of the peculiar structure of their national life, are more or less independent and free. They say: ‘Here we have liberty!’ By this they mean, above all, an uncontrolled economy, and by an uncontrolled economy, the freedom to not only acquire capital but to make absolute free use of it…” – Adolf Hitler, 1940 speech to German workers

  3. If they really cared about poor Americans the first thing they’d do is halt all immigration and start deporting illegals instead of rewarding them.

  4. The thing that really irks me is Western governments all over who spend billions on foreign aid, military interventions or to fund some useless project in Ethiopia, whilst the citizenry in their own nations can’t afford a dental visit, face daily crime from minorities or are homeless. The three pillars of white guilt:- colonialism, slavery and the Holocaust are forever used against us-and haven’t we paid for those in a big way?! Then you have Jews who still see themselves as ‘persecuted minorities’ who face discrimination…..and they’re the wealthiest people on earth who control everything! How many lobby groups are there who speak on their behalf?
    And when was the last time a leftist spoke up for poor whites in their own nations? Unless your gay or non white, they never do.

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