"Washington (CNN) - The public's trust in the federal government has
dropped to an all-time low, according to a new national survey."Obamacare, IRS scandals, NSA spying, Benghazi cover-ups, fast and furious
debacle, massive waste, fraud and malfeasance are very difficult for any
intelligent person to put their trust in!
The biggest of big government projects at a time when trust in our leaders is at
a low point.I can't say they don't deserve it.It took some
time for them to kill patriotism. Now they need it back and the well is dry.
It's the health care debate. It's immoral to make it about politics.
"...the core question of what government should or shouldn't do for
people, and how it should spend their money."Easy answers. The
federal government should not be a factor in our daily lives and it should be
leaving the spending of our money, for healthcare and any other personal
expenses, up to the individual.Hutterite: "It's the health
care debate. It's immoral to make it about politics."It was
always about politics, about taking power over the people, about reducing
personal control and maximizing control over the individual by the government.
We currently have a "For profit" health care system. This requires
health care businesses to work out strategies that generate profits for their
stock holders. It does not generate good health care practices. For example,
every drug commercial you see on television costs the drug company over $200,000
for a 30 second commercial. If it is prime-time, it cost over $400,000. I
counted seven drug in one commercial break. In addition, each drug company
sales person is paid over $100,000 a year. They are the people you see in suits
at the doctor's office or hospital - walking in with a big smile. The
lobbying effort from these companies is an additional expense to stop or block
Obamacare. If you strip away these expenses, the cost of drugs would drop
dramatically. You can buy the identical prescription drugs in Canada and Mexico
for substantially less than you can in the U.S. Oh! Don't forget the cost
of "For Profit" insurance companies.
The Tea Party has also played a major role in our distrust of our goverment,
with their approval rating dropping to the low 20's. Discovery of Senator
Lee walking away from over $400,000 in personal debt, shutting down the
goverment and costing our economy over 26 Billion dollars, and ties to the
nefarious Koch Brothers to name just a few.
The writer wrote: "the core question of what government should or
shouldn't do for people, and how it should spend their money."That is the core question. Some people think that the government should spend
OUR money to nanny us. Others think that the government has no authority to
nanny us nor to take our money from us to nanny us. The answer to that question
is found in the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land. There is no
"nanny" clause in the Constitution. Article 1, Section 8 enumerates the
duties of the Federal Government, the duties that WE have authorized the
government to tax us to provide. There is no "nanny" duty on that short
list of 17 duties. Americans who demand services that are not
authorized are just as culpable as the politicians who fleece us to provide
those services.When Americans learn to read they will be able to
read the Supreme Law of the Land.When Americans grow up, they will
handle their own personal responsibilities.When Americans do their
civic responsibility, they will elect honest politicians, politicians who uphold
Why does the AP insist on calling Obamacare a health care law? And why does the
DN keep printing that mischaracterization. Obamacare is an INSURANCE law. Not
a health care law.We know we cannot trust BO; he has lied throughout
all his misadministration.Hutterite,It’s an INSURANCE
debate, spawned by dirty politics. It’s immoral to call it a health care
debate or to say it has nothing to do with politics.FT, the
TEA PARTY? Shooting the messenger does not change the fact that BO lied, and
whole process that gave us Obamacre was shady, to say the least.
Lost in DCI'm not shooting anyone or disputing that BO lied or
mis-led us. Just pointing out that the public has also lost faith in the Tea
Party who once had very strong favorability ratings and now are distrusted even
more than BO. The Tea Party is more than a messanger, they are a player in our
political process. Last I saw Utahn's trust and favorability of Senator Lee
was on par with Americans view of BO. How can one not have a debate of big
goverment and not include the Tea Party and it's leaders?
@ Hutterite:It's almost humorous that you're trying to
convince others that healthcare is a completely different topic from the
government. It used to be. But not anymore. Government is now totally
intertwined with healthcare, and also the very reason so many big new issues
within healthcare are arising. And yes, the primary reason is because of
this GOVERNMENT mandate.@ FT:As you admitted, people all
around the country, regardless of political affiliation, now know they were lied
to regarding Obamacare.As such, the Tea Party is now in a “I told
you so” position. More and more people are starting to realize the Tea
Party was right all along. That government is already too big and yet trying to
still get bigger. That government is now too intertwined in people's
personal lives. And that the runaway federal deficit is dangerous to our
long-term economic good. Obamacare is becoming the perfect example of how and
why those things are. Tea Party has been trying to warn about those very issues
all along.All indications are that the Tea Pary will soon have a
resurgence in popularity as people's eyes of understanding become more and
TatorsNot so sure I see any trend or indication that the Tea Party will
have a resurgence but time will tell. The polls I've seen still have them
at their lowest ratings since they came on to the political stage. Agree with
you that their favorabilty ratings will probably trend, either positive or
negative, with the country's opinion of Obamacare. The last national
election the country has seen took place in Louisana and the Tea Party candidate
lost against his GOP opponent who favored Medicaid expansion as laid out in
Obamacare vs. the Tea Party candidate who opposed it. My gut tells me that the
longer Obamacare stays in place the more favorable it will become. Obviously,
that runs counter to what most DN posters say about the law. But then again, if
what was said on these blogs came to fruition, Mitt Romney would be our
@ FT:I agree with part of what you say. Time will tell about any Tea
Party resurgence. The Democrats have done a good job of putting a negative
stereotype on them. And consequently a lot of people don't understand the
Tea Party very well. They basically stand for 4 primary things...
1) Less government spending and getting the runaway federal deficit under
control. 2) Less government taxing.2) A smaller government
structure.4) Less government intrusion in people's personal lives.
Personally, I can't see why any of that is not considered good.
Those concepts align with the original principles of the Constitution. BTW: From articles and comments I've read, it appears there are becoming
more and more citizens who are now suffering from a form of voter's
remorse... wishing they could have the past election over again, since
Obama's trust level has gone down so substantially in the past year. There
are a lot of independent voters who would now change their votes... and perhaps
even some usually solid democrats. And it will get worse when the
employer-based insurance mandates take effect later in 2014.
Say no to BO wrote, "It took some time for them to kill patriotism. Now they
need it back and the well is dry."I agree! Let's find a
country or two to invade or bomb back into the stone age. That action will
surly stoke our collective patriotism.
@ EastCoastMemLib:Oh, come on. You can do better than that! Democrat
sarcasm is starting to get so old.However, Obama might be willing to
try anything at this point... in order to take all the negative attention away
from his Obamacare troubles.
Mr. Obama has clear ideological goals - the government is the source of benefits
and personal life management in retirement, medical care and other areas. That
is a monumental effort and first he must gain trust by demonstrating that the
government is prudent in their use of tax monies, is efficient and capable, can
maintain confidences in personal information and does not depend on subterfuge
to mold public opinion. Thus far things have not gone well. Without trust, he
will have a difficult time.
TatorsI've seen those polls on buyer's remorse but think
they're silly, akin to wondering what one's life would have been like
if they would have married their high school sweetheart. In real life there are
no do-overs otherwise Al Gore would have been President and Bob Bennett would
still be a US Senator. If the tea party can stay focused on the 4 primary
principles you lay out they'll do much better. Problem is they continuosly
noodle around with other issues like abortion, gun control, gay marriage, and
climate change to name a few. When they start talking on these issues their
support drastically drops off because their views fall outside the norm and they
seem unwilling to compromise. Another thing is they need more appealing
spokes people. Polls show a strong, personal dislike for Cruz, Lee, Palin and
their other leaders. They need a fresh face, a "Yes we can" leader who
appeals to the middle as well as the fringe.
FT:A "Yes we can" leader who actually does... spend more
time leading and less time lying to pass his personal agenda and also spending
trillions we don't have to spend... would certainly be a welcome change.
i genuinely hate the financial bondage we're leaving our kids
and grandkids in... via our unfathomable federal deficit.BTW:
i've been around for quite a few elections and I've never seen a
president's approval rating drop as low as our current one just one year
after an election. It's actually quite telling. Hence, the statement about
voter's remorse. It's more sad than "silly".
Trust?* can you trust a man who takes hundreds of millions from
citizens for vacations, and campaign trips?* can you trust a man who sends
billions of dollars worth of military weapons to many countries?* who has
not been truthful to our people?
Trust, Obama, there are two words that do not go together. How about truth vs
lies. Whoops that doesn't work either.Seems as though Obama just has run
out of both trust and truth. If you like the truth you can't trust Obama.
Trust Barack. Ha! Pretty funny stuff. Ever see the movie Liar Liar?
Beverly:I would be curious as to what you do for a living. I would
bet your are somewhere in that capitalistic food chain that you are talking
down. That is unless you work for government.
I need big government to take care of me! Those of you who think I should
actually take care of myself are greedy and selfish.
@mohokat--Mexico, and Canada didn't share the expense, and
research of developing the drug, and is one reason they can sell it for a lower
price.I do agree that prices are too high.