Redistributive policies are relatively rare because A. the United States is not a socialist country. B. there is little need for them. C. those who are the beneficiaries do not want them. D....

Redistributive policies are relatively rare because

A. the United States is not a socialist country.

B. there is little need for them.

C. those who are the beneficiaries do not want them.

D. the rich have more influence over politics than the poor.

E. The United States cannot afford them.

which is the correct answer? thanks!

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Redistributive policies are policies that take money from one group and give it to another group.  The point of redistributive policies is to increase economic equality.  It is meant to take money from the people who are relatively rich and give it to those who are relatively poor.

Of course, rich people tend not to like these policies.  They feel that redistributive policies take money that they have earned through their hard work and give it to people who do not work hard.  In our system, the rich have more influence over politics than the poor.  They can give money to candidates and political parties so as to have their voices heard.  Because the rich do not like redistributive policies and because they have more political influence than the poor, the US has relatively few redistributive policies.