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“They wouldn’t give federal loans to black farmers in the South, and now they don’t want us to have Medicaid!!!”

“They wouldn’t give federal loans to black farmers in the South, and now they don’t want us to have Medicaid!!!”

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Continuing unresolved racial bias

Conservatives have two basic reasons for their opposition to government programs that benefit lower-income citizens. The first is that financial support for the programs will come from taxing the affluent. The second is that the beneficiaries of entitlements will lose their motivation to become independent and self-reliant.