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Americans oppose cuts in entitlements - the real problem

A Washington Post-ABC poll suggests that a majority of Americans oppose cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and defense spending. It's hard to get angry at the politicians when the public is so ill-informed about the true nature of our nation's economic fragility and danger. No one wants to pay taxes (at least not themselves), but everyone wants something. The entitlement mentality is the real problem in our country. The politicians are just responding to it.

So, how do we re-educate the population? How do we re-introduce concepts like personal responsibility? How do we teach respect for private property?

I guess we all do what we can. Become informed on the issues. Engage in public forums. Take part in online discussions. Try to change one mind at a time.