Dog Bites Man
In one of the least surprising things around you’ll find, taxpayers aren’t exactly enamored with bigger and badder government:
In early October, as the meltdown of the financial industry gained momentum following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 59% of U.S. voters agreed with Ronald Reagan that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”…
….Despite all that, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows that the basic views of the American people have not change: 59% of voters still agree with Reagan’s inaugural address statement. Only 28% disagree, and 14% are not sure.
Gee, I wonder way. Maybe it has something to do with the first couple of stimulus packages not working. Maybe it has to do with the President, his actions, and his rhetoric in continue to stick the accelerator open as we roll down the road to serfdom. Maybe it was the continued display of crass and corrupt leaders in Congress and appointed to the Obama Administration. Whatever it is, the people of America aren’t playing ball with this. And Congress, as they are wont to do, is leading our nation down a screaming path that is diametrically opposed to the will of the people.
Then again, that might explain why….
In a corollary to Reagan’s assessment of government, most voters believe that no matter how bad things are, Congress could always make them worse.
The Rasmussen numbers are hardly surprising given out of touch Democrats are these days. It’s very interesting to see how far Congress will try to take the country against the will of the people. The exploding phenomenon of tax tea parties makes for interesting theater and a pretty significant showing of the pulse of the country.