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Whether voters trust government will be big issue in 2011

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  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 7:49 a.m.

    Do voters trust government? At first I thought this was a rhetorical question. Of course they do not. The aricle made that clear. As far as Obama becoming conciliatory...forget it. His extreme left ideology is more important to him than rebuilding trust or ending his class warfare. Destroying, or "fundamentally transforming" America, is what drives him and he would rather bring down capitalism and do his rabble rousing community organizing on the national level than be re-elected while doing as much damage as possible during one term.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    The tea party does not trust anyone except the mythical past.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    Might ask the OWS and the majority of the citizens in this country who agree with them. Not only do citizens distrust government, the "virus" has spread to distrust of banking/bankers, financial institutions/ advisors, mortgage companies/real estate. This "virus" is spreading and will envelop more and more of this nation should the middle class continue it's fall into the abyss.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Oct. 30, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    extreme left ideology

    One is not informed if they believe that Obama is extremely left.

    But is sounds good.

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 30, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Joe Blow: What planet have you been on? It is you who needs to be enforced. My goodness....Obama is an extreme leftist, or have you not read what he has written, noticed who he associates with, or heard his quotes? Amazing.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Oct. 30, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    By todays GOP standards, Reagan was a Moderate Liberal.

    So, OK, compared to Reagan, Obama is an extreme liberal. And so was Bush.

    FYI, Fox news does not make you an informed voter.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Oct. 31, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    Republicans are those that believe government can't do anything right and get elected to prove it again.

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    Oct. 31, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    Governments depend on power. Power corrupts thosw who wield it. Never trust a government of any kind.

    Keep their feet to the the fire and keep them worried. Then, just maybe we will got a good result.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    Claim:
    "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

    vs.

    Fact:
    *'US gives up search for Iraq WMD' - BBC News - 01/12/05

    'Mr Duelfer reported last year that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons at the time of the US-led invasion nearly two years ago.'

    'Former head of UN weapons inspections Hans Blix also said there was no surprise in the announcement.
    "We have believed that there weren't any weapons since around May or June 2003...' - BBC News - 01/12/05

    Result:

    *'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,473 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 08/02/2011

    Today?

    *'Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal' - By Ben Feller - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/21/2011

    No.

    I do NOT think voters trust goverment.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    To "Pagan | 9:20 a.m. " again,you are wrong. There were WMD's in Iraq.

    Troops 'foil Iraq nerve gas bid' July 2, 2004
    US did find Iraq WMD NY Post October 25, 2004
    Iraqi Nerve Gas, WMD Find Blows Away Pundits NewsMax, May 17, 2004
    WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq With Surprising Results Wired October 23, 2010
    Iraq mortar shells contain blister agent USA Today January 11, 2004
    Bomb said to hold deadly sarin gas explodes in Iraq MSNBC May 17, 2004
    Sarin, Mustard Gas Discovered Separately in Iraq Fox New May 17, 2004
    Warheads with mustard, sarin gas found by Polish troops in Iraq: Rumsfeld Spacewar July 1, 2004
    Hundreds of WMDs discovered in Iraq WorldNetDaily June 21, 2006

    How about this. November 2008, NY Times published the "U.S.Iraq Status of Forces Agreement", which includes the statement "All the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory no later than December 31, 2011."

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    RedShirt | 12:19 p.m. Oct. 31, 2011,

    Only x4 of the 10 stories you cite are AFTER 2004.

    Which, actually then supports the UN's report in 2005, AFTER 2004 that there were zero WMD's in Iraq.

    As for giving credit for George W. Bush 'getting' the US out of Iraq, more than x3 years AFTER his final term...

    *'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011

    *We have been waiting for this moment: Libya confirms Gadhafi is dead MSNBC 10/20/2011

    should we give George W. Bush credit for the death of Osama Bin Laden and Gadhafi, as well?

    And last, you failure to give any stories supporting WMD's in THIS year, 2011 is just one of many reasons that other posters have cited, that you lack any...

    credibility.

    Good day to you Redshirt.

    It's 2011.

    Where, are the WMD's?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    Obama spent his first two years compromising and all it got him was almost 0 GOP votes on anything, several bills sponsored by GOP senators getting voted down by the sponsors of the bill once Obama agreed that it was a good idea (pay-as-you-go legislation was one of them), and dissatisfaction from his base. So now he's ditched that and is trying the new tactic of not dealing with the GOP nonsense anymore with the jobs bill. Now the public knows that the GOP filibustered a bill that is supported by the majority of the public, that would create jobs.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    To "Pagan | 1:10 p.m." I not sure if you are joking around, or if you are serious. So, 10 sources show that WMD's were in fact found in Iraq, and you still are asking "Where, are the WMD's?"

    To think, I always thought that liberals accepted the truth, no matter what the source. Including a source that is 1 year old.

    So tell us, what would it take to convince you that one of your ideas is wrong.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    I heard a number of mainstream media reports that only about 15% of people now trust the federal government. Yet the same media don't ask people why.

    We voted for Bush II and his Congress, were so disgusted with them that we even tried B. Obama. Now we are more disgusted and are looking for someone else. We also fired most of the Congress (those who were up for re-election). A third party is very likely, if not by 2012 then by the following predidential election.