DTG: Don’t Trust The Government

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan

If the Gipper were alive today, I’m sure he’d at least be pleased to see that a staggering percentage of the American public agrees with the sentiment expressed in that quote:

Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.

…The survey found that just 22 percent of those questioned say they can trust Washington almost always or most of the time and just 19 percent say they are basically content with it. Nearly half say the government negatively effects their daily lives, a sentiment that’s grown over the past dozen years.

Gee, roughly 20% of the American public are liberals and what do you know, 22% of the public “say they can trust Washington almost always or most of the time.” What a coincidence, huh?

It’s also noteworthy that at a time 8 in 10 Americans correctly believe the federal government is run by corrupt, incompetent buffoons, the group of Larry, Curly and Moe clones we have in Congress are expanding their power at the fastest clip since the New Deal. They’ve taken over the banks, the car companies, student loans, and health care. They want cap and trade. They want amnesty. The most oafish, amateurish, power-hungry bunch of dunces who have ever been on Capitol want to control every aspect of your life from the car you drive to work, to the school your child goes to, to the power that heats your home, to the TV you watch, to the lightbulbs in your house — and meanwhile, 8 in 10 Americans don’t trust the government.

Quite frankly, nobody should be trusted with that kind of power and anyone who thinks this bunch in particular can be trusted isn’t someone who should be trusted himself.

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