Americans are geniuses at voting against their own best interests.
Well you thoroughly gave away your position with this socialist/communist tag line because what you really mean is Americans tend NOT to vote to take money from one and give it to another.What ends up happening, however, is the people YOU wish to bestow with that ability to centrally plan your survival are stealing from you and giving it to their cronies. Your brilliant solution is to further empower them. Ever heard of Stockholm syndrome?
You’re right about one thing, there are certainly stupid people out there, but you might need to look into the mirror to find them.