Neal Barton's POV

Country has no faith in lawmakers financial prowess

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 5:56pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 11:34pm

I still am getting email from people angry about the president's response to a reporter earlier this week
when he said most Americans are busy with their lives and don't follow the economy like the professional politicians.

And what a great job the pros have done. Many who contacted me saw that as Washington D.C. arrogance at its finest.

Rasmussen polling numbers came out today showing that there is voter frustration and many feel the politicians in D.C. want our vote but not our opinion.

Those polled said 70% of voters don't care much for government regulation of the economy and think it has a bigger negative impact on small business.

According to the pollster, that number hasn't changed since last year.

And just 23% of Americans are even somewhat confident that U.S. policymakers know what they're doing when it comes to addressing the nation's current economic problems.

Voters have mixed feelings about government regulation of big business, but most feel small businesses are regulated too much.

I feel like government is trying to intrude too much in our lives in everything.

And the problem I and many of think we are having right now is those on the hill want our vote but not our input.

They can't have it both ways.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@nbc56.com
 

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If you believe the current economic conditions are an accident of poor government regulation then you are nieve, if you understand that a plan was enacted to lead the US into a global economy whereby one world government fits all then you understand the manipulation of the dollar and eventually your daily life. This New World Order plan borne out of Regans economic defeat of Russia merges all nations into a world banking authority whereby our children will gladly work as part of the collective.

I totally agree with the above statement from jpttm. I used to be against term limits too, but no longer. I have found that these politicians state, local, national are all the same. They wait until the year of campaigning to do something for the people instead of giving their job that we sent them to do their full attention. Amen to jtppm's statement.

Thus is the attitude of the ruling aristocracy. I used to think term limits would be wrong. But with the way these career polititians are acting, I think term limits would be a good thing. Not a cure-all, but one step in the right direction. Another, limit adminstrative costs of social programs such as welfare and SS. to less than 33% of their budgets. Budget cuts should be top down, not bottom up as they are.

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