What Government Does for You

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Op-Ed: AlterNet / By Simon Greer, Katherine McFate

October 17, 2012

“Government, keep your hands off my Medicare!”

Commentators and comedians alike had fun with the cognitive dissonance represented by the statement above, found on more than one hand-scrawled sign at Tea Party rallies. But while opposition to government is more at home on the political right, ignorance about the role of government is a bipartisan malady.

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