Public Pulse: gov't intervention, Congress' performance, deficits

October 19, 2010

According to a new Gallup poll, 59% of adults believe the federal government has too much power — that’s up 8 points from last year. 58% believe the government is doing too much to try to help the economy.

According to Fox News, a majority (55%) of registered voters think “everyday Americans” could do a better job than most current Members of Congress. Only 35% believe Congress does a better job.

According to Bloomberg, 55% of adults say the budget deficit is out of control and threatens the nation’s economic future. Only 38% say the budget deficit is manageable.

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12 Responses to Public Pulse: gov't intervention, Congress' performance, deficits

  1. DISGUSTED says:

    GET THESE CLOWNS OUT OF WASHINGTON!!!! THEY’RE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!

  2. DISGUSTED says:

    GET THESE CLOWNS OUT OF WASHINGTON!!!! THEY’RE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!

  3. DISGUSTED says:

    GET THESE CLOWNS OUT OF WASHINGTON!!!! THEY’RE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!

  4. Gee Bee says:

    The gov leaders are all so arrogant that they no longer think they work for the people. They all need to be removed from office and we start over.

  5. Gee Bee says:

    The gov leaders are all so arrogant that they no longer think they work for the people. They all need to be removed from office and we start over.

  6. Gee Bee says:

    The gov leaders are all so arrogant that they no longer think they work for the people. They all need to be removed from office and we start over.

  7. SCOOTER says:

    The people have to get the power,so call it back.They keep so many hard working people work so much.That most of us have no I deal what kind of HELL these monsters have created for us or our future.Life was suppose to get easier not harder.Greed some power from having money rather than everyones life easier.Go tax exempt and they’ll have a little less money to waste.THIRD OF THE COUNTRY HAS PROBABLY BEEN SOLD .

  8. SCOOTER says:

    The people have to get the power,so call it back.They keep so many hard working people work so much.That most of us have no I deal what kind of HELL these monsters have created for us or our future.Life was suppose to get easier not harder.Greed some power from having money rather than everyones life easier.Go tax exempt and they’ll have a little less money to waste.THIRD OF THE COUNTRY HAS PROBABLY BEEN SOLD .

  9. SCOOTER says:

    The people have to get the power,so call it back.They keep so many hard working people work so much.That most of us have no I deal what kind of HELL these monsters have created for us or our future.Life was suppose to get easier not harder.Greed some power from having money rather than everyones life easier.Go tax exempt and they’ll have a little less money to waste.THIRD OF THE COUNTRY HAS PROBABLY BEEN SOLD .

  10. We are in Big Trouble all the way around. The last Administration brought us out of Peace & Prosperity & into a War & Economic Ruin. The War should have ended a long time ago. No one talks about it anymore & how all our resources, money, labor & our hearts are going into it to the extreme detriment of our entire society. You want a better economy tomorrow, you want more jobs, you want a reversal of much that is wrong with this country, then STOP THE FRIGGING WAR NOW AND BRING OUR TROOPS HOME. With the money we spend DAILY to run this War, we could fix the economy, stop borrowing from countries that hate us & begin to pull ourselves our of what has been the worst time in almost our entire Nation’s history. Our people are suffering, our Country is falling apart, & we continue on in a War that is senseless. And, to return to the former way of running our Country during the Bush White House & Republican Congress would be a HUGE mistake. I believe that is why we are where we are today & also, in large part, it is due to our Federal Government’s deregulation of everything it should have been doing in the first place, which is being a watchdog over big business & making sure things are done properly. God knows that left alone to do as it pleases, Big Business, Wall Street & our Banks would once again drag this country back to the brink of Depression & we would once again go to “hell in a hand basket!” A government that spends billions on a War cannot be accused of “wasteful spending” because that is like the pot calling the kettle black. That’s why we are in the financial shape we are in now, & nothing will change until our priorities change AND until we elect officials who WANT to do the right thing for this country, and THEN DO IT! And let’s let President Obama do what he does best, make changes that will help this Country pull itself out of the worst almost Depression it has seen since the Great Depression. And, when folks loose there jobs, money & homes, by definition that is a Depression. Call it a Recession if you must, but to several people who went thru the Great Depression said to me, “This Recession is really a Depression.” So, make sure to VOTE by Nov. 2nd because that is our best hope of putting in place a better group of elected officials who will do the right thing, or if they don’t, they will be hearing from their constituants back home, I hope! To blame Pres. Obama for the mess left by the prior party is outrageous & no one but the right wing crazies & people who are just not thinking straight would even begin to suggest he is not doing a great job trying to clean up the awful mess he inherited. Remember the first stimulus package was given by Bush with no strings attached to all his cronies RIGHT before he & Chaney left office. So, then why did neither Administration put “strings” attached to the money given as bailouts? That one really shocks & amazes me that there were not “built in” consequences for failing to do certain things with the bailout money & that the recipients were not be punished for failing to follow thru. In business, when someone gives you money, there are ALWAYS strings attached, whether written or verbal. SO, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WITH THE WASH. D.C. CROWD & THE # OF LAWYERS THERE, SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE DRAWN UP AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE 2 PARTIES WHO ENTERED INTO THE AGREEMENT OUTLINING PRECISELY HOW THE MONEY WAS TO BE USED. AND FAILING COMPLIANCE, JUST WHAT THE REPERCUSSIONS WOULD BE.

  11. We are in Big Trouble all the way around. The last Administration brought us out of Peace & Prosperity & into a War & Economic Ruin. The War should have ended a long time ago. No one talks about it anymore & how all our resources, money, labor & our hearts are going into it to the extreme detriment of our entire society. You want a better economy tomorrow, you want more jobs, you want a reversal of much that is wrong with this country, then STOP THE FRIGGING WAR NOW AND BRING OUR TROOPS HOME. With the money we spend DAILY to run this War, we could fix the economy, stop borrowing from countries that hate us & begin to pull ourselves our of what has been the worst time in almost our entire Nation’s history. Our people are suffering, our Country is falling apart, & we continue on in a War that is senseless. And, to return to the former way of running our Country during the Bush White House & Republican Congress would be a HUGE mistake. I believe that is why we are where we are today & also, in large part, it is due to our Federal Government’s deregulation of everything it should have been doing in the first place, which is being a watchdog over big business & making sure things are done properly. God knows that left alone to do as it pleases, Big Business, Wall Street & our Banks would once again drag this country back to the brink of Depression & we would once again go to “hell in a hand basket!” A government that spends billions on a War cannot be accused of “wasteful spending” because that is like the pot calling the kettle black. That’s why we are in the financial shape we are in now, & nothing will change until our priorities change AND until we elect officials who WANT to do the right thing for this country, and THEN DO IT! And let’s let President Obama do what he does best, make changes that will help this Country pull itself out of the worst almost Depression it has seen since the Great Depression. And, when folks loose there jobs, money & homes, by definition that is a Depression. Call it a Recession if you must, but to several people who went thru the Great Depression said to me, “This Recession is really a Depression.” So, make sure to VOTE by Nov. 2nd because that is our best hope of putting in place a better group of elected officials who will do the right thing, or if they don’t, they will be hearing from their constituants back home, I hope! To blame Pres. Obama for the mess left by the prior party is outrageous & no one but the right wing crazies & people who are just not thinking straight would even begin to suggest he is not doing a great job trying to clean up the awful mess he inherited. Remember the first stimulus package was given by Bush with no strings attached to all his cronies RIGHT before he & Chaney left office. So, then why did neither Administration put “strings” attached to the money given as bailouts? That one really shocks & amazes me that there were not “built in” consequences for failing to do certain things with the bailout money & that the recipients were not be punished for failing to follow thru. In business, when someone gives you money, there are ALWAYS strings attached, whether written or verbal. SO, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WITH THE WASH. D.C. CROWD & THE # OF LAWYERS THERE, SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE DRAWN UP AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE 2 PARTIES WHO ENTERED INTO THE AGREEMENT OUTLINING PRECISELY HOW THE MONEY WAS TO BE USED. AND FAILING COMPLIANCE, JUST WHAT THE REPERCUSSIONS WOULD BE.

  12. We are in Big Trouble all the way around. The last Administration brought us out of Peace & Prosperity & into a War & Economic Ruin. The War should have ended a long time ago. No one talks about it anymore & how all our resources, money, labor & our hearts are going into it to the extreme detriment of our entire society. You want a better economy tomorrow, you want more jobs, you want a reversal of much that is wrong with this country, then STOP THE FRIGGING WAR NOW AND BRING OUR TROOPS HOME. With the money we spend DAILY to run this War, we could fix the economy, stop borrowing from countries that hate us & begin to pull ourselves our of what has been the worst time in almost our entire Nation’s history. Our people are suffering, our Country is falling apart, & we continue on in a War that is senseless. And, to return to the former way of running our Country during the Bush White House & Republican Congress would be a HUGE mistake. I believe that is why we are where we are today & also, in large part, it is due to our Federal Government’s deregulation of everything it should have been doing in the first place, which is being a watchdog over big business & making sure things are done properly. God knows that left alone to do as it pleases, Big Business, Wall Street & our Banks would once again drag this country back to the brink of Depression & we would once again go to “hell in a hand basket!” A government that spends billions on a War cannot be accused of “wasteful spending” because that is like the pot calling the kettle black. That’s why we are in the financial shape we are in now, & nothing will change until our priorities change AND until we elect officials who WANT to do the right thing for this country, and THEN DO IT! And let’s let President Obama do what he does best, make changes that will help this Country pull itself out of the worst almost Depression it has seen since the Great Depression. And, when folks loose there jobs, money & homes, by definition that is a Depression. Call it a Recession if you must, but to several people who went thru the Great Depression said to me, “This Recession is really a Depression.” So, make sure to VOTE by Nov. 2nd because that is our best hope of putting in place a better group of elected officials who will do the right thing, or if they don’t, they will be hearing from their constituants back home, I hope! To blame Pres. Obama for the mess left by the prior party is outrageous & no one but the right wing crazies & people who are just not thinking straight would even begin to suggest he is not doing a great job trying to clean up the awful mess he inherited. Remember the first stimulus package was given by Bush with no strings attached to all his cronies RIGHT before he & Chaney left office. So, then why did neither Administration put “strings” attached to the money given as bailouts? That one really shocks & amazes me that there were not “built in” consequences for failing to do certain things with the bailout money & that the recipients were not be punished for failing to follow thru. In business, when someone gives you money, there are ALWAYS strings attached, whether written or verbal. SO, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WITH THE WASH. D.C. CROWD & THE # OF LAWYERS THERE, SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE DRAWN UP AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE 2 PARTIES WHO ENTERED INTO THE AGREEMENT OUTLINING PRECISELY HOW THE MONEY WAS TO BE USED. AND FAILING COMPLIANCE, JUST WHAT THE REPERCUSSIONS WOULD BE.

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