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Gov´t Knows Best? White House
creates ´nudge squad´ to shape behavior

Fox News, by Maxim Lott

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/30/2013 2:42:38 PM

The federal government is hiring what it calls a "Behavioral Insights Team" that will look for ways to subtly influence people´s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient. While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

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I read once that every woman marries three men: The one she fell in love with, the one who became her husband and the man he´s going to be when she finishes with him.
Does that explain Obama´s attitude toward the American people?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 7/30/2013 2:47:34 PM     (No. 9449959)

This is so sick on so many levels, I don´t even know where to begin! I guess the only consolation is that they´re being more "transparent" about it? This is beginning folks....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 7/30/2013 2:49:15 PM     (No. 9449962)

Your tax dollars funding propaganda teams...How cute.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/30/2013 2:51:05 PM     (No. 9449965)

I don`t think Boehner would impeach this Clown even if he lined up malcontents against a wall and shot them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bohallx, 7/30/2013 2:51:47 PM     (No. 9449966)

All Presidents eventually do something with that crowd, whether it´s Perot wanting to FIX the gub´mnt on a claim he could do it for 10% of the savings, or Casey with a whole series of proposals that would end up enriching his publishing empire and little else, or that whole ´no student left behind´ stuff that just didn´t seem right no matter how you flipped it (particularly not with modern media making it possible to have Harvard dons educating your grade schoolers at home).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: novakid, 7/30/2013 2:52:19 PM     (No. 9449968)

Please, Number 3, don´t give them any more ideas....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/30/2013 2:56:07 PM     (No. 9449975)

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, nudge folks into doing what´s good for them, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,.."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/30/2013 2:59:07 PM     (No. 9449982)

We already have the "stoolies," these people will be called, "The enforcers"?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/30/2013 3:01:07 PM     (No. 9449984)

OK, nudgees, here is your agenda for the rest of 2013. Repeat after me:
- Government is good; Christianity is bad
- Socialism leads to utopia; free enterprise leads to ruin
- Traditional marriage is bad; unrestrained sexuality is liberating
- Patriotism is evil; one world dictatorship is the ideal
- Keeping your own money is greedy; wanting someone else to pay is righteous
- Barack Hussein Obama- mmm, mmm, mmm

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/30/2013 3:25:22 PM     (No. 9450010)

How about simply leading by example?

(I know - the Reagan years were a long time ago.)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: RonnietheK, 7/30/2013 3:29:06 PM     (No. 9450016)

This was warned about by Glenn Beck several years ago when he identified Sunstein as dangerous to liberty.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 7/30/2013 3:30:15 PM     (No. 9450019)

Right thinking will be rewarded, wrong thinking punished. Be a good foot soldier like Jimmy and support the government. They know best.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/30/2013 3:43:01 PM     (No. 9450030)

How about nudging boys in the hood from impregnating unwed mothers all over town? That would ward off a multitude of societal problems.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/30/2013 3:44:18 PM     (No. 9450032)

Adolf Hitler operated a criminal enterprise for about twelve years that featured such controls of the citizenry. It was called The Third Reich.
The Obama Imperium won´t work any better.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimJr, 7/30/2013 3:54:42 PM     (No. 9450040)

Coming next: "Strength Through Joy" or as it was more popularly known, "Kraft durch Freude".

ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strength_Through_Joy

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/30/2013 4:08:14 PM     (No. 9450057)

So this means boyz in da hoodies will quit wearing their pants down their ass... ?

Wookiee will stop stealing/confiscating our cookies and giving them to her Oreo husband?

"Don´t Let Them Eat Cake!!"

Ya can´t wash it down with a Big Gulp, either.
Except the courts have said yes you can.

Warning...
If you eat a big piece of cake...
The Wookiee sends in a drone...
Better put some icing on it...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/30/2013 4:17:49 PM     (No. 9450065)

I smell that egg-head cretin, the most dangerous man in America, Cass Sunstein behind this 1984 plot.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Newtsche, 7/30/2013 4:39:18 PM     (No. 9450097)

Nudge nudge?
Wink wink.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/30/2013 5:01:14 PM     (No. 9450124)

As Clint Eastwood said, they work for us. We don´t need them telling us what to do.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Marzon, 7/30/2013 5:08:51 PM     (No. 9450132)

These control freaks won´t stop until either they or we are dead in the ground. What´s it going to be?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 5:30:37 PM     (No. 9450157)

Such policies -- which encourage behavior subtly rather than outright require it -- have come to be known as "nudges," after an influential 2008 book titled "Nudge" by former Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein and Chicago Booth School of Business professor Richard Thaler popularized the term.

And on and on through various examples ending up at automatic enrolment in a retirement savings plan. One can opt out, but initial enrolment is "automatic"

I don´t want the fed "automatically" in my live any more than it is now. And as they say at the end, a nudge can become a shove.

Do read the whole thing. It is scary. And with Obie, could happen

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 5:33:57 PM     (No. 9450161)

And don´t forget that Mrs. Cass Sunstein is now our representative to the UN.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Reality, 7/30/2013 5:37:06 PM     (No. 9450166)

We need to line up all these Harvard and Chicago control freaks and give each one a sgnificant NUGGIE

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Reply 23 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 7/30/2013 6:27:05 PM     (No. 9450218)

As in noogie...

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