Americans Get Lots of Government Money, & They Still Hate D.C.

Why do so many Americans ignore their hip pocket? Portions of the country where citizens are increasingly dependent on government programs, like Kentucky, have become the most conservative. This transformation in the nation’s economics and politics goes beyond Donald Trump; some of the most anti-government lawmakers come from Kentucky. Cornell University’s Suzanne Mettler discusses this paradox with Scott Lanman of Bloomberg News and Daniel Moss of Bloomberg Opinion.

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