More Americans than Ever – Sixty Percent (60%) – Believe Government Has Too Much Power

Americans Becoming Increasingly Wary of Government Power

Gallup published a new poll yesterday showing that the highest number ever measured – 60% of all Americans – believe that the government has too much power.

Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.

Trend: Americans' Perceptions of Governmental Power

None of this is surprising. Multiple recent polls have showed that:

  • Both mainstream parties – Democrat and Republican – are deeply unpopular with the American people, because they are both so obviously in bed with the fatcats and power-players, while ignoring the little guy
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  • Unfortunately the American people aren’t so turned off by the two mainstream parties that they are willing to do something about it. It is and has always been simple – if a candidate is spending lots of money on their campaign, you are seeing ads on TV etc., then don’t vote for that candidate. Go into the booth for the primary of your choice and find the candidate who has barely been able to print up a few flyers and yard signs and vote for that one, not the well-funded fatcat-loving candidates. In the general election, vote for some “third” party’s candidates. Don’t fall for the “fusion” parties like New York’s Working Families Party, they merely exist to make people feel better about voting for a fatcat-loving Democrat. The major parties treat us like consumers, not citizens, and the only real difference is their marketing approach and target demographics. So we can only defeat them when we stop buying their products.

  • arnaux

    Sooner or later we will have to deal with the fact that you have no work for the ever increasing population. Technology, productivity and now robotics, nanotach, graphites 3D Printing, I-phones etc indicate that fewer and fewer people are needed for production
    The only solution is to give people free money. Money for doing nothing. This will go on until some society in another part of the world wants to work and produce. At that time we will see a war or complete government people management. In any case say goodbye to individual freedom.

    • Hillbilly

      Spot on. See the movie “Soylent Green”? If not, hope you can.