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Record High in U.S. Say
Big Government Greatest Threat

Gallup Politics, by Jeffrey M. Jones

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Posted By:STLstudent, 12/18/2013 6:16:55 PM

Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time. The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today.

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This is the spirit of those who founded the United States. They realized a monstrosity like our current government (both Democrats and Republicans) is the great threat to liberty. Our federal government is not our protector; it is our slave master. Resist the federal government.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/18/2013 6:24:50 PM     (No. 9659253)

Very encouraging. However; given Obama´s approval rating albeit dismal, there is still a slice of America fearing big government but approving of Obama. Therefore they have not made that connection which is stunning. Or polls not matching common cross sections. In general there have been several polls indicating people don´t like the country´s direction but Obama skates ownership.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/18/2013 6:27:30 PM     (No. 9659260)

We seem to be losing our grip to chart our own future!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/18/2013 6:46:19 PM     (No. 9659275)

Where are all these people on voting day???

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 6:48:08 PM     (No. 9659277)

At least the democrats are consistently anti-American. Republicans wear a lot of camouflage regarding big government and thus can deceive much of the populace. Suspect the Tea Party is in for some rough times. The establishment is going to throw everything they have at us to try to "Sarah Palin" the Tea Party. It´s going to be important to call them out every time they try it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/18/2013 7:03:21 PM     (No. 9659284)

Blame the voters who put these criminals, lairs, crooks, America-haters, cheaters, adulterers, racists, pot heads, druggies, arrogant goons, elitists, bureaucrats, ... in office.

We have the kind of gov´t we deserve.
Vote to change it.

I voted for the white girl not the black boy.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 12/18/2013 7:06:28 PM     (No. 9659288)

The next shoe will drop when folks need a 40 or 60 watt light bulb after the first of the year and can´t get one thanks to our gubermint. Not to mention having to replace lamps that have shades that clip onto the bulb and bathroom light fixtures that will just look ridiculous with pig tail bulbs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/18/2013 7:06:54 PM     (No. 9659289)

This poll runs directly contrary to sanctimonious obama´s boast in ´08 campaign that his administration was "going to make government cool again." BTW, government was never cool. Millions of people hate big government. Millions more hate it, but don´t realize it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/18/2013 9:09:34 PM     (No. 9659435)

And record numbers are too stupid to understand why.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/19/2013 1:29:39 AM     (No. 9659690)

I disagree - Government isn´t the biggest threat to the American People.

The American voter is the biggest threat - they were stupid enough to pick Bozo over a moderate, competent businessman.

Elections have consequences.

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