Gallup: "The Gov't" Biggest Problem (beats "Terrorism")

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  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    For the first time in the history of Gallup Polling, Americans say "the government" is the biggest problem in the country.

    Link: http://news.investors.com/ibd-edito...ericans-reject-obama-unlimited-government.htm
     
  2. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    I didn't read the article, but are people disappointed because they think the government should do more or less?
     
  3. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    They believe that the government is being intrusive.
     
  4. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Me too.
     
  5. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    They're winning. The disconnection between the public and government is growing, while civility and voter turnout drops.
     
  6. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    When haven't people felt that gov't was intrusive?
     
  7. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Id say pre civil war would be less but that whole pesky slavery subjects derails my theory.
     
  8. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

  9. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    It's at least a fruit fly in the ointment.
     
  10. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    The civil war changed the political landscape forever.

    The federal government did exactly what it was designed to do during the war then forgot to relieve itself of absolute power after the fear was won.

    Although, one could argue the power was needed for reconstruction.
     
  11. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Where is Cincinnatus when you need him?
     
  12. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Shhhh...you're not supposed to talk about that.
     
  13. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Or Washington

    Good luck finding someone else voluntarily giving up absolute power
     
  14. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    All those jokers up there care about is remaining in power. That fact knows no party.
     
  15. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Power goes far beyond the elected puppets
     
  16. snoball5278

    snoball5278 Contributor

    well said.
     
  17. snoball5278

    snoball5278 Contributor

  18. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Sounds like a bunch of crybabies who didn't get their way.
     
  19. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I hope to see an end to the change, promised and otherwise.
     
  20. IP

    IP It's just business.

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