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"Only 21% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed

• ZeroHedge.com
 
The founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, states that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Today, however, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed. *** Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters now view the federal government as a special interest group, and 70% believe that the government and big business typically work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.That helps explain why 75% of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government, and 63% say it would be better for the country if most members of Congress are defeated this November... In his new book, In Search of Self-Governance, Scott Rasmussen observes that the American people are “united in the belief that our political system is broken, that politicians are corrupt, and that neither major political party has the answers.” He adds that “the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and the politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century.” *** Sixty percent (60%) of voters think that neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today. Thirty-five percent (35%) say Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new political party is needed to represent the American people. Nearly half of all voters believe that people randomly selected from the phone book could do as good a job as the current Congress.

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Obama will not be reelected as won’t many in Congress. At this point Obama can only hope to further his economic destruction of America, to cause millions of starving/unemployed Americans to accept, even welcome Marxist Socialism. Meanwhile Obama will need your assets: Socialists and Communists like Obama, historically after getting into governments thrive like cancer—targeting healthy economic markets and individuals with higher taxes and regulations to pay for public their programs, to make Citizens dependent on government. The current Socialist Democrats in Congress, like REDS in foreign governments, will see their U.S. welfare programs collapse after Obama runs out of other peoples’ money to pay for them. Exponentially Americans are revolting against imposed Obama socialism. But Obama unless thwarted by Congress, will soon attempt to pay for his public programs, including government health care, by greatly raising income taxes, increasing taxes on gains made on real estate, stocks, inheritance and business transactions; effectively confiscating Citizens’ money that otherwise could be invested in the economy. It should be expected Obama will next try to offset democrats huge deficit spending and borrowing by inducing inflation, effectively stealing Americans savings. Seniors and others on fixed incomes will be thrown under the bus. Obama should to cut spending should consider 50% his proposed AmeriCorps budget. 


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