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Old 04-08-2008, 12:04 PM
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God Help Us! There are too many people in America today that believe that the Federal Goverment exists to fix every problem that occurs in America.

Americans Afflicted with 'Governmental Reliance Syndrome'

Posted By Bobby Eberle On April 8, 2008 at 6:25 am

Each time a major event happens in American, whether it happens to be a hurricane, rising gas prices, some housing foreclosures, you name it, the first reaction of the media is "Now that Event A has happened, what is the federal government going to do about it." They expect America's tax dollars to bail out people who spent too much on a house, to be used to artificially change the price of goods, and to "stimulate" an economy that naturally has ups and downs. The problem is that the more the media speaks, the more people listen, and it is becoming alarmingly clear that too many Americans expect government to "solve problems" rather than stay out of the way.

A new survey by Rasmussen Reports shows a shocking level of Americans (63%) feel that "the federal government is not doing enough to address the troubled U.S. economy."

Only 19% hold the opposite opinion. The economy goes up and down, yet nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the government should jump in and try to fix it? This is most disturbing. Why should tax dollars be spent to "fix" something that will fix itself? Why should America borrow money and go into further debt to "stimulate" an economy that is the strongest in the world?

The media has spoon-fed the notion of government involvement for so long that expectations of many Americans have changed. Yet, Americans don't know how the government should get involved. They simply believe that the government should do "something." The problem is that whenever "something" is done, that "something" costs money, and that money comes from us.

As Rasmussen points out, "It is not clear what response is expected." Some (32%) believe governmental regulation of financial markets should be increased. Others (22%) believe it should be decreased. "Forty-five percent (45%) favor increased regulation of the mortgage industry while 24% believe less regulation is needed."

As Republicans work to regain the trust of Americans as the party of reform, lower taxes, and smaller government, focus should also be put on educating the electorate on the wasteful spending that goes on in Washington. The best use of tax dollars is determined by the individual taxpayer, not the federal government. However, as more Americans listen to the media and "expect" government to act, it is up to the Republican Party and conservatives at large to show the American people that government is the problem, not the solution.

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Old 04-08-2008, 12:18 PM
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Lively-Lines - 4/8/2008 3:04 PM

As Republicans work to regain the trust of Americans as the party of reform, lower taxes, and smaller government, focus should also be put on educating the electorate on the wasteful spending that goes on in Washington. The best use of tax dollars is determined by the individual taxpayer, not the federal government. However, as more Americans listen to the media and "expect" government to act, it is up to the Republican Party and conservatives at large to show the American people that government is the problem, not the solution.
This nag is blaming it on the media. What a simple and convenient solution! Isn't that just as silly as the people expecting the federal government to fix every problem?

He should go further with his hint of personal responsibility and "regain[ing] the trust of Americans" and go ahead and say a borrow and spend Republican is no better than a tax and spend Democrat. I guess just blaming it on the media is easier. Where's my tax cut?
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I ma like the rest of us AFfected. The INfection seems to have jumped across party lines these last eight years.

More interesting yet is Greenspan said in this book Clinton was the best hands off the economy President he worked for. And Paul Volker who actually let rates rise to free market levels was appointed by Jimmy Carter.

And hey look how good our Republican President has rebuild the Iraqi economy. Public services are already half way up to half where they were before the war, Iraqis pay $1.37 for gasoline - US Military in Iraq pays $3.27. After 1 trillion U.S. $ Iraqis have so far paid NOTHING for reconstruction.. And better yet, they managed to get Iraq into OPEC so now the price of essentially ALL mideast oil is fixed by an extremist cartel. (Iraqi info source - Congressional hearings yesterday)

Pleeze Republican Party stop edjukatin me!!! I can't afford it!!! (maybe by the time they clean up the Iranian economy too, they'll get it down...... )

(BTW...The absolut thread is in the bilge and apparantly absolut appologized for being insensitive...)

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LI Sound Grunt - 4/8/2008 3:27 PM

(BTW...The absolut thread is in the bilge and apparantly absolut appologized for being insensitive...)
And your point is?
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''As Republicans work to regain the trust of Americans as the party of reform, lower taxes, and smaller government, focus should also be put on educating the electorate on the wasteful spending that goes on in Washington''

Yo My Man what are you on???????? The Republicans have been in the White House for 8 years and what did we get??? Not a tax and spend Democrat, but a cut tax and spend Republican who made Government Bigger, with more powers to spy on us, and who love to send our jobs over seas. Dream on Bro you may like sound of what you are saying but to the rest of the people its just more PS
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