Despising the New Deal & hating FDR while your immediate family benefited...

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    Despising the New Deal & hating FDR while your immediate family benefited...


    What does one make of people who despise the policies of the New Deal & hate FDR while their immediate family benefited from either or both?

    The disconnect suggest being an ingrate or worse, but is it more complicated? Is the disconnect caused by the phenomena of people going with a group identity over self interest? Does belonging to a group override common sense and factual data? Does the need to belong distort principles and the ability to absorb information and data that threatens group thinking?
     
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    Maybe.
     
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    My immediate family didn't benefit from the "Raw Deal", they lived on farms and didn't do any of the public works jobs or anything but it was a sign of the times, government creates programs, people are basically forced to go on these programs and anyone who bitches about it is a hypocrite.
     
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    farm families were not helped by the general policies of FDR or by the New Deal specifically? I wonder what state your family lived in.

    So benefiting from a program and bitching about it is not hypocrisy?

    Name the program your family or someone you know was forced -- forced to enroll in.
     
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    I wonder how many people benefitted from the federal government paying farmers to destroy crops and slaughter animals so that prices for those goods could remain high? Farmers sure, but not everyone was a farmer.
     
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    I wonder how my family benefited from having all their gold coin savings confiscated.
     
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    It is a point I would make.


    btw, Not every program is supposed to benefit e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. that kind of thinking would be silly.
     
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    Gotta "spread the wealth around". :rolleyes:
     
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    But should the government be in the business of creating programs that help a small minority to the detriment of everyone else? I'm sorry, but I find destroying perfectly good food and slaughtering animals for no reason while the people suffer to be silly.
     
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