In addition a propaganda was implemented using media to brain wash the people that everything will fall if nothing is done. For more information on my views on social issues,. However, more emphatic ratings of government performance tilt negative: 22% say the federal government is doing a very bad job strengthening the economy, compared with just 9% who say they are doing a very good job. On other things like the making sure folk have equal rights and the basic necessities, not enough There are far too many people whose lives are on hold because they don't have food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare and transportation. The role of govern is to foster a fair and competitive economic system based on merit not privilege. It is very very scrary and terrible. Rod Jack, this is a very intriguing question.
We need government to help us get though our day! Congress spends the money and I believe the only solution is to replace Congress and this coming mid-term election is a perfect opportunity to send a strong signal. Capitalism has check and balances and it has done this country well for a very long time. I somehow doubt that President Obama wants to be in charge of running people's lives. I also once supported a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. This minimalist view of government is clearly on display in the early days of the American Republic, comprised of the President, Congress, Supreme Court and departments of Treasury, War, State and Justice. Those are the places where government needs to throw caution to the wind and not worry about re-election and just listen to the people.
. Government should be involved enough to control the swings, the abuse etc. I'm very proud that we have a President who knows how to use these resources to bring about the change we need as Americans in this world of today. . Robert writes: A left-wing liberal advocating more government? Then we do have the right to be governed then.
What government agency or program is well run? For example, just 30% of Republicans and leaners think the government is doing a good job helping people get out of poverty and a similarly small share 36% think the government should play a major role in this area. The flood of big money into elections and lobbying, waste and corruption also turns off people. As far as the banks stealing, and robbing? Todd Schmidt Yes he is going way too too far to controlling. Maureen, Georgia No Jack, The economy is in crisis due partially to private org. Economic intervention takes some personal freedom away. Regarding foreign threats, government as protector requires the ability to meet and treat with other governments as well as to fight them. Instead, the government should be run more like a business.
Obama doesn't have a choice. Obama is not eliminating the ability of businesses to compete. If it is left to the greedy investors and executives to monitor themselves, we will be robbed blind. It's absolutely ridiculous and the government needs to let up on our laws. You know it ain't fair, Jack.
The best thing for us to do is quit questioning him, continue to remember how bad Bush was , and just wait for things to get better. States rights are being replaced with sweeping inefficient federal programs that spend our hard earned cash on administation. So yes the government needs to be involved in people's lives to best serve them. Only in anarchy would no intervention of your personal and business life by a polity exists, and even then, most serious anarchists support some organization that has authority over people belonging to it. Thats how bush and Cheney left it!!!! The normal venture capitalist approach to investment is to expect nine ventures to fail and one to take off and scale up. Overwhelming majorities of more than 90% also say the federal government should play a major or minor role in other areas, including responding to natural disasters 98% , protecting the environment 96% , managing the immigration system 96% and strengthening the economy 95%.
I Hope President Obamas definition of democracy is different from my democracy. Pat from Florida Some of worst things are done with the best intentions. In addition, it is time to stop fighting wars where there is no American interest. Which tells you that things are going really well? For example, while 64% say the government should play a major role in strengthening the economy, just 34% give it good marks in this area. Obama wants to protect consumers and they are fighting that? But that was just one tiny victory, and unfortunately it was the exception rather than the norm. Judy No indeed, decades of fundamental problems have been passed down the line from President to President, and the American people are fully aware that critical issues were avoided and postponed for political reasons alone.
I'm an Obama fan, but I worry about some of the recent things proposed. Think about one thing today that doesn't involve government. Woven all together, citizen-enterprise in every conceivable area can create a web of national economic enterprise and at least a good part of a social safety net. Not only is coal cheap, but with the use of scrubbers, it is also very clean. I believe what they're doing in shedding light on things that have been broken for far too long. With the victory the battle now shifts to implementation. He promised no new taxes on middleclass.
When did it become the gov. My saying is we need to take the tighter control, otherwises, there would be more bailouts, more unnecesarry wars, etc. We needed more government control of our banks, look what the crooks did, stole all the money. If you want an abortion you should be able to. They all got greedy and ripped off the American people and we are paying for it. When our country was formed, a state was a country, as it still is around the world.