More Americans Beginning To See Government Itself As The Nation’s Worst Enemy

Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Government with 9 Comments
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Ben Bullard  | PersonalLiberty | Dec 19th 2013

government bad goodWhatever Congress and President Barack Obama had in mind at the start of the President’s second term, it likely wasn’t this: A December Gallup poll reveals more Americans identify the government — not the economy, immigration, healthcare or the wealth gap, but the government itself — as the single biggest source of the Nation’s problems.

Gallup asked people a simple, open-ended question: “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Twenty-one percent of people indicated they were more dissatisfied with the government than with any other problem on a National scale.


That was the largest single group response, followed by the general economy (19 percent), healthcare (17 percent), unemployment (12 percent), the Federal deficit (9 percent), moral decline (7 percent), poverty (5 percent) and a slew of other 3 percent and 2 percent categories (immigration, war, a loss of civility, the court system).

The year began at a particularly polarizing time for this kind of poll, as a polarizing President fresh off a polarizing re-election victory was inaugurated into a second term in office. Yet an earlier iteration of the same Gallup poll reflected Americans’ disgust with government hadn’t yet overtaken other concerns when January started.

The general economy was the chief fretting point for people back in January, followed by the Federal deficit.

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  1. profnasty@gmail.com' profnasty says:

    Just another example of the complete ignorance of the american people. Two trillion down the toilet in Iraq/afghanistan. Any complaints? Nahhhhh. Military spends more than the next 25 in the world, 24 of which are allies. Any complaints? Nahhhh. Open borders to let any spanish Joe work and live in US. Any complaints? Nahhhh. Four companies and one ethnic group control all broadcast and print media. Any complaints? Nahhhh. Th Crown of England controls our entire economy, top to bottom. Any complaints?

  2. lowarn101@yahoo.com' John Hendricks says:

    Every problem listed has the same source: the government.

  3. georgemarsone@yahoo.com' george marshall says:

    OK OK,,,HOW DUMB CAN ONE BE TO NOT UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR GOV. LEADERS BEING THE REAL ENEMY TO HUMANITY.DOES ANYONE UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF PREMEDITATED MURDER…EXAMPLES,,CHEM TRAILS PROGRAM…FLU SHOTS,,DOZENS OF VACCINES MANY WITH MERCURY IN THEM..FLUORIDE IN THE WATER SUPPLY..FLUORIDE IN OUR TOOTHPASTE…ASPARTAME IN MOST OF OUR DRINKS..COME ON SHEEP WAKE UP TO THE DOZEN OR SO RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE GENOCIDE PROGRAMS..OBAMACARE IS A GENOCIDE PROGRAM….WHAT ABOUT WAR IS PEACE PROGRAMS…

  4. batonpatriot@yahoo.com' Freeme says:

    Well done to all previous commenters who are awake and aware…there is nothing more important to mankind, animal and plant survival than the air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat. One day when the sheep are diagnosed with one or more organ failures, maybe then they will ask MORE QUESTIONS?
    By the way, the governments across the planet are only puppets of the Master Puppeteers who manipulate the minds of their fave puppets and if they don’t comply they are ‘offed’, like Saddam Hussein, Gadaffi, and others now in the crosshairs of the Planets Police and Military complex. Any guesses who leads and enforces those SS Regimes?

  5. naturalkirk@yahoo.com' Kirk Patrick says:

    They make “Dissatisfaction with Government” sound like the problem itself. Government is the problem. Dissatisfaction with Government is the solution.

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