Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spreading the ignorance around

"One of the biggest problems we have in dealing with the budget is the gross level of budgetary ignorance on the part of the public that I detailed last week. But an even bigger problem is that Republicans in Congress appear to be just as ignorant about the actual impact of the grandiose spending cuts they repeatedly claim they are going to enact immediately. In coming weeks, everyone is going to get a very fast and very rough education on the real effects of slashing government spending."

GOP Cuts Budget with an Axe Instead of a Scalpel - The Fiscal Times

"‎"[Studies have shown that] giving people correct information not only had little effect on changing their misperceptions, in some cases it actually increased them.... I would like to believe that most people will make the right decisions given the correct information. If that is not the case, then we have a far more serious problem than just the budget deficit. It calls into question the fundamental basis of democracy itself."

Voter Ignorance Threatens Deficit Reduction - The Fiscal Times

The Budget Fight Continues - The New York Times

The Misinformed Tea Party Movement - Forbes

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