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Why are social programs (i.e. welfare, universal health & college) so controversial in the USA?


Do you think it has anything to do with our diverse ethnic, cultural and religious ideas? Or is it something else?

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    Keishia Lee Louis (keishialeelouis) 19 months ago

    Thanks, excellent observations! I believe perception has become reality for many people, & unfortunately it's shaped by the internet/24 news cycles rather than reason & empathy. What happens when individual ideals don't line up with the comm

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    Keishia Lee Louis (keishialeelouis) 19 months ago

    It's true that many programs are designed to help children, but they also help students, the elderly, and disabled. All good--but you stated many of the perceptions people have regarding where money is going. Why do you think they get these feelings?


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    Keishia Lee Louis (keishialeelouis) 19 months ago

    Thanks! I agree that history and the mismanagement of government funds have a lot to do with it. However, corporate & non-profits have similar issues. Maybe it's the perception that the public pays & has no choice regarding who receives aid.


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