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Monday, September 21, 2009

57% of Americans Say Government Is Doing Too Much

Gallup reports:

Americans are more likely today than in the recent past to believe that government is taking on too much responsibility for solving the nation's problems and is over-regulating business. New Gallup data show that 57% of Americans say the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to businesses and individuals, and 45% say there is too much government regulation of business. Both reflect the highest such readings in more than a decade.

The Washington Examiner points out that the last time the number of Americans, the majority, reacted this way to too much government intervention was in 1994, right before "voters threw Democrats out of power in both the House and Senate."

2010 elections are coming up, and with Obama and the Democrats push to grab even more power, via trying to control our healthcare, those numbers are likely to rise even more and handicappers are already predicting double digit wins for Republicans.

How many seats are the Democrats prepared to throw out the window for their big government, massive spending, higher tax plans?

Quote of the day goes to The American Spectator:

With results like this, moderate Democratic congressmen might want to think once, twice, and three times before voting to nationalize the health care system.

PS- Dont' forget that Obama is now "open" to the idea of another bailout, this time for the newspaper industry.