I didn’t start this politician-as-paramour trope but someone did and now I want to play.
If Paul Ryan is my annoying Libertarian ex-boyfriend then Obama is Ann Friedman’s sugar daddy.
In my experience, women are less likely than men to be in total denial about the fact that some Americans are born with more cultural and financial advantage than others and that government should have some programs that seek to lessen the disparity.
What a load of sexist bullshit.
So men are less likely to support entitlement programs (where is your data to support that claim?) because they are in “total denial about the fact that some Americans are born with more cultural and financial advantage than others?”
No, Ann, many PEOPLE don’t support entitlement programs for myriad solid reasons, including that they tend to grow fiscally unsustainable over time, they breed governmental dependency, they crowd out private solutions, they’re a forced redistribution of wealth and therefore a violation of property rights, they’re unconstitutional, etc.
[Women] make less money. So we’re more likely to rely on programs like food stamps and Medicare. And, unsurprisingly, we’re more likely to support legislation that stems from a collective-good worldview, such as the Affordable Care Act. The Ryan agenda of going all Edward Scissorhands on the social safety net would hit women especially hard.
So since women aren’t cutting it in the private sector, we want a sugar daddy government to take care of us.
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