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Most Americans Unhappy with Government

Lani Shadduck's picture

According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 80 percent of Americans simply do not trust the government. In fact, they find the current government akin to a beast in need of drastic taming. The tea party movement that has sprung up of late is a great testament to America’s present political state of mind.

Too big, obstrusive, ineffective, and just plain bothersome, is the way many Americans are prone to describe the government. This ‘Big Brother’ sentiment is nothing new either. Prior to the Obama administration, anti-government attitudes could be seen across America. Witness the militias of Montana or the Million Man Marches on Washington.

This latest survey, however, sees a lot of hostility toward the Obama administration. For one, Obama inherited the deficit and recession from President George W. Bush; furthermore, Americans are not happy with all the politicking that goes around Washington.

For all its talk, Washington has made little progress. Instead, it seems the government has just managed to get on America’s nerves. Independent voter David Willms of Sarasota, Fla., puts it this way: “I want an honest government. This isn’t a n honest government. It hasn’t been for some time.”

The mistrust of government puts Obama and the Democrats in a precarious position for the fall elections. Should the tea party movement continue to rally Americans, the Democrats may actually lose key seats this Fall, which could mean the end to a Democratic majority and the beginning of even more troubles. Thus far, discontent reigns supreme and America is making it known.

Written by Lani Shadduck


Submitted by louis (not verified) on
Big Brother AKA the Government is getting out of control. The democrats won't listen to the people. they are pushing for a One World government ruled by the Elites called the Illuminati free masons. once in place, it's game over for America.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I feel that the government has blown itselft out of proportion, too much is paid to the members of house and senate, too much for presidential care. I also feel that Obama is the president due to alot of under the table money and favors. I resent that we have a President that has not served in the military FOR the USA, and that no proof of citizenship can be obtained, he is not a christian either, that is for sure. Is Americ headed for a Muslim, and foreign rule?

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