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Soundbite: Americans Are Stupid And (Thanks To FOX) Misinformed

Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 [billion] stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: it’s been wasted on them.”

Snap! Time’s Joe Klein opines on where the stimulus money was really wasted. He goes on:

So, two thoughts:

1. The Obama Administration has done a terrible job explaining the stimulus package to the American people…especially since there have been very few documented cases of waste so far.

2. This is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed…and, for those watching Fox News, misinformed.

Conclusion?

It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don’t make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you’re a nation of dodos.

Perhaps President Obama should consider enlisting Klein to pen Wednesday’s State of the Union…it would certainly make for interesting listening.

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