I often hear someone say that someone isn’t informed when they disagree. It could be true, but mostly it’s a disingenuous way to avoid explaining your position. I especially hear that from my conservative friends who are intravenously fed a steady diet of resentment for the neediest among us by millionaires behind the scenes at news outlets like Fox. I strive to be informed and often change my views accordingly, but I’m having some trouble.
I fail to see the informed view of someone who can’t do a simple google search to see that we don’t have the best healthcare in the world. I fail to see the informed view of thinking that taxpayer subsidies of Mcdonalds and Walmart payrolls are a good thing but a minimum wage increase above the poverty line is bad. I fail to see the informed view that taxpayers providing healthcare at the highest costs (emergency room visits for minor stuff), and for people that can afford to get insurance but won’t, is better than universal healthcare. I fail to see the informed view of people protesting their bosses tax hike and demanding that programs that benefit themselves be cut (not understanding that entitlements are social security and veterans benefits). I fail to see the informed view that welfare is bad, but subsidies to oil companies that make huge profits is good. I fail to see the informed view that cutting taxes will create jobs when it hasn’t. I fail to see the informed view that Republican politicians are your friends when they shutdown the government over tax increases for the rich and let middle class tax increases go in unopposed. I could go on but I don’t have to. People that say that others aren’t informed usually aren’t themselves…except for me.