The Attack on the Safety Net
The attack on the safety net is motivated by ideology, not popular demand. The public isn”t taken with the vision of an â€˜ownership society;â€™ it seems to want more, not less, social insurance. According to a poll cited in a recent Business Week article titled â€˜”Safety Net Nation,â€™ 67 percent of Americans think we should guarantee health care to all citizens; just 27 percent disagree.
——Paul Krugman, in a column entitled, â€œAlways Low Wages. Always,â€ the New York Times, 5/13/2005