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Government is problem #1

Or so the most recent Gallup poll says:

pm7sqx2akuocbruzcjlhwaHere’s a quiz for you – name the one “problem” that this administration has given top priority that doesn’t even make the list?

Yes, that’s right – climate change.

Notice the top “problem”, and apparently increasingly seen as such by more and more Americans.

Notice also that every other problem listed is one in which government has at least a finger in if not stuck in it up to the elbow.

Our public education system is not good – it’s run by the government.  Our federal budget is a disaster – government ill-discipline.  Foreign policy doesn’t exist – government malfeasance.  Terrorism is increasing – government ineptitude.  National security at risk – government incompetence.  Race relations – government partisan bias.  Poverty – government enabling.  And healthcare – don’t even get me started. Etc. etc.

Every “problem” under the top problem have become more of a problem because of government meddling, incompetence, over-reach, bumbling, malfeasance or partisan bias.

And yet one of Obama’s stated goals as president was to again make big government “cool”.

Well, heck of a job there, Barack.

~McQ

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13 Responses to Government is problem #1

  • Notice that the top nine really all relate back to the Obamic Decline.

    The Mushroom Media had an interesting spin…the improving economy explained by the top problem was what it is. Trouble is, “the improving economy” is more a reflection of government lies than a real improvement in the economy.

    Oh. Well.

  • The whole country has become Wall Street.

    One of these days the party is going to come to an end, and we’re not going to be happy when we wake up and have to look in the mirror.

    Papa Obama’s cold pizza in the greasy box ain’t going to look so good then.

  • And yet the Republicans will lose the Presidency to whatever schlub climbs up over Hillary .

    Although government is the problem could just as easily mean that the government has too little power or not using that power to benefit my agenda well enough. There’s an infection of a love of authority that comes with the dissillusion of democrary

  • We elect politicians to do the yelling, screaming and gnashing of teeth, as well as the political “sausage making” in this country.
    The US government, well actually, all government, is the worst form of government and our Founding Fathers knew that.
    Unfortunately, most of what government was supposed to do and had been doing, rather badly, came to an end with the words … “I Won”.

    • Now, if only we could learn to bend our neck for the tyrant’s heel compromise all would be well.

  • Make me dictator for a year and those top three numbers will be in low single digits! Of course, the RE market in DC and nearby areas will collapse but the moving industry will experience a boom.

  • As a conservative I have no issue with dissatisfaction of government being at the top of the list.

    Unfortunately I believe my fellow countrymen who responded want more government, not less.
    Their dissatisfaction is that government is not performing well, not that there’s too much of it.

    • Responded to the poll, not the responses in this thread.

    • To the extent that’s true, it presents us with a GREAT opportunity to teach. People need to understand that government exists according to immutable laws. Among those is that, as government co-opts more of our choices, our world shrinks. Another is that governments do VERY little as well as other types of responses.

      We could all go on, and that might be a useful exercise here.

  • “Our core mission from the very beginning has been to investigate, explore space and the Earth environment, and to help us make this place a better place,” Bolden said. NASA studies everything from the depths of the oceans to the solar energy coming into the Earth’s atmosphere.

    Cruz pushed back against the “Earth” part of NASA’s mission. “Almost any American would agree that the core function of NASA is to explore space,” he said. “That’s what inspires little boys and little girls across this country.”

    “I am concerned that NASA in the current environment has lost its full focus on that core mission.”

    Bolden defended spending more money on Earth science activities, saying he is “proud” of it since it’s led to a greater understanding of the planet.

    “We can’t go anywhere if the Kennedy Space Center goes underwater and we don’t know it — and that’s understanding our environment,” Bolden said, in a clear reference to global warming-related sea level rise.

    Yeeeeeup. Gotta have BIG GOVERNMENT to save geniuses like this from unemployment.

  • Hey, I finally figured out what’s wrong with government.

    No one is in charge these days,.

    Where have you gone Alexander Haig!