There are bloggers who use tags like the ones you have described on every post they make as well as useless tags like "random". The point is that tags are meant to be specific and those who are with the program will understand that log strings of tags do not get their blogs more "hits" like they think they will. Moreover, any experienced bloggers who do hit on a post with a huge string of tags behind it shake their heads simply click out.
Example: of tag pollution
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Uncategorized is a default category that should only appear if (1) you forgot to tag the post or (2) if it does not "fit" into your Categories.
The first half dozen tags you use are very important and spamming the tag pages pretty much means the spammer is wasting their time. The software is programmed to cope with being spammed so going nuts with strings of useless tags and putting the most meaningless of all of them up front means the blogger is shooting actually shooting herself in the foot.
When it comes to assigning Categories and tagging the more specific and fewer is the best approach to take ie. less is more. Understanding that is an advantage when it comes to getting hits.
Edited example: The following are the only tags the post above requires: homelessness, poverty, United States, working poor