Public Opinion fail (again)

Thank God we don’t run our country by Gallup Poll results.  I have no doubt that government wastes money– like every single entity on earth– especially large ones– that spend money.  But half of it?  That’s just nuts (though I can imagine where the got the idea).  Alas, via Gallup:

Americans Say the Federal Government Wastes More of Each Tax Dollar Than They Say State and Local Governments Waste

And before you consider responding about the wisdom of the American people, these are the same American people who think we spend 15% or so of our budget on foreign aid, rather than the <1% we actually do.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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