New Poll says Americans want more from Washington

POSTED: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 11:13pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:24am

WASHINGTON - A new USA Today Gallup poll suggests most American's want the government leaders, President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Vice President Joe Biden to focus not on health care reform, but on the economy and job creation instead.

After last week's election in Massachusetts, Senator-Elect Republican Scott Brown says his win is in result of what the voter wants from Washington.

Nancy Pelosi says democrats have taken notice of the Massachusetts' election victory for republicans, but will continue to put their focus on passing the health care bill first and then consider the economy and job situation thereafter.

President Obama will address the State of the Union tomorrow night.

The President says he will touch on all of the above issues in his speech.

Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com

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The people should stop depending on the government for anything except maintaining the military and the internal revenues. More dependence means higher taxes and a more needy public. The government cannot fix the economy. Only independent, hard working, self sufficant, God fearing people can do that.

Well Jim, If it was not for bill Clinton and the Republican Congress' NAFTA and all of the so called free trade agreements entered into by George Bush through the Fast Track Trade legislation passed by the Republican Congress, American workers would not be in the position that they are in. SO IF GOVERNMENT AGREES TO SEND YOUR JOB TO INDA THROUGH A FREE TRADE DEAL AND YOU LOSE YOUR INSURANCE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE BANK REFUSES TO WORK WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU LOST YOUR JOB AND THEY RECEIVE TAX DOLLARS (CORPORATE WELFARE)THEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES OWE

Dear Mr. Carey:

Oh, you want less from government, except when it comes to imposing your views on others, then you want the government to be all powerful. Well, I want a government that won't force a woman to have a baby she can't afford, or when the pregnancy may threaten her life and health. I want a government that won't tell people what to do with their private lives (which affect no one but themselves). But I also want a government that will help pay for neo-natal and post-natal care for pregnant women and their babies, that won't let money (and the tender mercies of the 'free market') decide if someone lives or dies. Most of all I want a government that will live up to our proud boast of "liberty and justice for all", not just the 'religiously correct'!

ABORTION IS MURDER STRAIGHT OUT. BUT,I GUESS SINCE AMERICA'S JUSTICE SYSTEM LET'S MURDERER'S OFF THE HOOK MOST OF THE TIME,THEN WHY NOT WOMEN,(I REFUSE TO CALL THEM MOTHERS...MOTHERS THEY ARE NOT OBVIOUSLY...) THAT JUMP IN THE SACK WITH ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING,THEN WANT TO MURDER THE BABY FOR THEIR MISTAKE,AND CALL IT "RIGHTS"???? AMERICA IS HELLBOUND,DOWNHILL, AND MENTAL SICKNESS HAS TAKEN OVER.IF YOU DON'T WANT A BABY,TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT IT AND CLEAN YOUR LIFE UP AND BE SOMEBODY RESPECTABLE.IT WASN'T MEDICALLY NECESSARY TO SLEEP WITH THE PERSON,SO IT SHOULDN'T BE AN EXCUSE TO KILL A BABY.

I am not sure just where you are coming from....if it is from the left then that is where I am. I am even for abortion rights. Does that tell you anything????? I am not a religious right person...and I assume you are not. But I am against big business running our politicians life when they vote. Voting is for the people not for the politicians. They are, most of the time, as useless as a tit on a bore hog.

BIG business is one of our major threats. We saw this in the misuse of power this past year. They have to be held accountable through better regulation. Greed is our greatest enemy. Politicians need to get their hand out of our pockets on pet projects as well as other similar narrow disbursements of funds.

I personally want less out of our goverment. Less taking of our tax dollars, less spending, less ignorant laws that make things that are illegal and unethical legal.

The American people need to realize the less involved the government is the better. It is not the governments responsibily to get you a job, buy your insurance, or pay for your house.

Yes, please fix the economy. We need good paying jobs - stop sending everything overseas - we need to be producing lots of what we used to produce and don't anymore..steel, energy, clothing - stop going overseas for everything... then fix Medicare and Medicaid - if those two programs were revamped and revised and carefully watched - the country would save lots of money...

We are all in this together - let's work together...

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