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  1. 18 Feb '10 15:11
    Here is a new Rassmussen poll regarding voters perception of the federal government.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2010/75_are_angry_at_government_s_current_policies

    In the poll done this month it shows that 75% of voters in the US are angry at its current policies. Of that 75%, 45% are very angry.

    68% of mainstream voters don't think that the leaders of either party have a good understanding of what the country needs today.

    In terms of how both parties stand, 89% of Republicans are angry and 61% of Democrats are angry.

    49% worry that the government will try to do too much to help the economy as where 39% worry it will not do enough.

    59% say cutting taxes is better than the government increasing spending but 72% are convinced the government will do just the opposite.

    Of the most angry, it seems that those making between $60,000 and $100,000 are the most angry. Why then since the Obama administration put its sights on the $250,000 mark in terms of increased taxes? Perhaps it is because those who are that wealthy have not had their lifestyle curbed or threatened as much as those in the middle class. After all, if the wealthy are "hurting" they simply cut jobs or raise their prices on things.
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    18 Feb '10 15:18
    So much anger... Viva la revolucion!
  3. 18 Feb '10 15:22
    Originally posted by Palynka
    So much anger... Viva la revolucion!
    The Dems already had one in main.
  4. 18 Feb '10 19:07
    Originally posted by whodey
    The Dems already had one in main.
    yes. they're all petered out now. and diving for the foxholes.
  5. 18 Feb '10 19:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    Here is a new Rassmussen poll regarding voters perception of the federal government.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2010/75_are_angry_at_government_s_current_policies

    In the poll done this month it shows that 75% of voters in the US are angry at its current policies. Of that 75%, 45% are very angry.
    ...[text shortened]... After all, if the wealthy are "hurting" they simply cut jobs or raise their prices on things.
    Over the last 10-20 years, there's been so much economic change. The world of 2010 is a whole lot different from the world of 1990 (let alone 1970 or 1950). Technology is advancing so rapidly and the culture that holds society together hasn't been able to keep up.

    What do you suggest we do about it?
  6. 18 Feb '10 19:59
    we need a limited form of communism wherein the new Civilian Conservation Corps not only constructs park benches and pavilions, but builds highways, operates on patients, and grows fruits and vegetables for the poor on large state-owned plantations.
  7. 18 Feb '10 20:00
    and, the feedstock for the new CCC would be all the lawyers put out work by streamlining and computerfiing the legal system.
  8. 18 Feb '10 20:01
    if the highways belong to the people, i can't imagine how they missed that the legal system belongs to the people, too.
  9. 18 Feb '10 20:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    Over the last 10-20 years, there's been so much economic change. The world of 2010 is a whole lot different from the world of 1990 (let alone 1970 or 1950). Technology is advancing so rapidly and the culture that holds society together hasn't been able to keep up.

    What do you suggest we do about it?
    What do we do about it? We spend, spend, spend!! We spend when the economy is "good" and spend when it is "bad". What else is there?
  10. 20 Feb '10 01:12
    Originally posted by whodey
    What do we do about it? We spend, spend, spend!! We spend when the economy is "good" and spend when it is "bad". What else is there?
    you just don't understand economists.