Monday, November 22, 2010

George Will's special little world

George Will had this to say in his WashPost column Sunday:
The average American has regular contact with the federal government at three points - the IRS, the post office and the TSA.
In George Will's neighborhood, sure. In most of the country -- the "average American" -- um, no.

There are about 700-800 million airline boardings in the U.S. each year, but mostly that's from a small group who ride planes really often. Fortunately, Gallup periodically asks a question on how much people fly, to get a sense of the distribution. Here's what they've found:

Sorry, George, most Americans do not have "regular contact" with the the TSA.

How about social security, medicare and medicaid? Oh wait, those would be examples of government things people mostly like.


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