"Americans do not think the prioroty of the federal government should be to
redistribute wealth". But, but, that's Obama's only success!
@mountainman Really? when exactly did Obama redistribute wealth? maybe you
where thinking of when he signed the extension of tax breaks for the rich to
continue to redistribute the wealth upwards towards the 1%?
After the debacle of the past few years, in which our President and Congress
have completely failed to come to grips with any the major problems facing our
country, or even to pass a budget, is it any wonder that Americans mistrust the
federal government? Maybe if all incumbents were defeated and sent
home, their replacements would get the message that Americans expect them to do
the job they were sent to Washington to do, rather than simply trying to feather
their own nests.
The anger should be directed towards Congress. Those are the folks ultimately
responsible for government policies. The President signs bills into law, but
Congress creates them. The housing bubble, skyrocketing costs for healthcare and
education, lack of financial regulation, massive debt from unjust foreign wars,
blame Congress. All they care about is get elected, get rich, get reelected...
rinse and repeat... and some of them have been doing it for 30+ years.What gains has the middle class made in the last 30 years? None. The little
money we make is almost completely eaten up by the ever increasing cost of
necessities. When adjusted for inflation the middle class hasn't had a raise
since the days of Reagan. Want to see change, and I mean real
change, in the way America works? Forget the guy in the White House and give the
boot to some of the career politicians in Congress.John Dingell:
serving since 1955!Daniel Inouye: serving since 1963John Conyers:
serving since 1965Charles B. Rangel: serving since 1971Bill Young:
serving since 1971Pete Stark: serving since 1973Don Young: serving
since 1973Patrick Leahy: serving since 1975Max Baucus: serving since
1975Chuck Grassley: serving since 1975Tom Harkin: serving since
1975George Miller: serving since 1975Henry Waxman: serving since
1975Thad Cochran: serving since 1978These people have been in
office longer than I've been alive. Isn't that long enough?
"76% of Americans have a favorable view of banks"? They must be
kidding! There's been so many shenanigans in recent years starting with TARP
funds & too big too fail that this poll has to be distrusted!