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The Tea Party in Retrospect

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an interview. warning that we shouldn't glorify the Tea Party campaigns too much

Williamson, V. (2017). The Tea Party in Retrospect. Jacobin, 2, pp. 167-172

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To the extent that Republicans cut the benefits their base relies upon, they do risk legislative consequences — presuming those benefits are sufficiently obvious. Not every fight is going to play out like the aborted effort at AC A repeal, however. Much of our welfare state is “submerged,” as Suzanne Mettler describes it, so it is often hard for Americans to perceive the ways they benefit from government — for instance, via tax benefits rather than direct spending. [...]

this is a really good term. from The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy by Suzanne Mettler

default author 6 months ago

To the extent that Republicans cut the benefits their base relies upon, they do risk legislative consequences — presuming those benefits are sufficiently obvious. Not every fight is going to play out like the aborted effort at AC A repeal, however. Much of our welfare state is “submerged,” as Suzanne Mettler describes it, so it is often hard for Americans to perceive the ways they benefit from government — for instance, via tax benefits rather than direct spending. [...]

this is a really good term. from The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy by Suzanne Mettler

—p.172 default author 6 months ago