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  • Yes, I trust the government overall

    10 17.86%
  • No, I do not trust the government overall

    37 66.07%
  • Yes, I trust the Republicans or Democrats

    4 7.14%
  • No, I do not trust the Republicans or Democrats

    26 46.43%
  • Yes, this could be a turning point and opening for 3rd parties

    12 21.43%
  • No, 3rd parties will never be a viable or realistic option

    14 25.00%
  • I agree overall with CBS' poll results

    15 26.79%
  • I disagree overall with CBS' poll results

    1 1.79%
  • Other - explain

    9 16.07%
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Thread: Do you trust the Government?

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    Do you trust the Government?

    CBS polls show that Americans are deeply dissatisfied with government on the whole.

    The latest CBS News/New York Times Poll finds Americans cynical about and dissatisfied with government.

    At 75 percent, the percentage that disapproves of Congress now matches the highest level recorded in this poll; only in October 2008 and March 1992 was disapproval so high. The two parties themselves have also fallen in public estimation -- more than half the public views the Democratic Party and the Republican Party unfavorably.

    And while President Obama fares better than Congress in the poll, his job approval rating is now 46 percent, matching his lowest approval rating ever.

    The public's dissatisfaction extends to government in general as well. The poll found seven in ten Americans feel they don't have much say in what the government does (a record high), and nearly four in five think government is run by a few big interests, while just 18 percent think it is run for the benefit of all Americans.

    Trust in Government Nears All-Time Low - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
    Could this be a turning point in American politics, especially given the high levels of dissatisfaction regarding both major political parties? Could this be a possible door opening for third parties?

    Do you agree with these poll results (do you trust the government) and does this affect your own views on the two party system as we know it?

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    The CBS poll took the words right out of my mouth!

    Blasphemous blasphemy!


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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    CBS polls show that Americans are deeply dissatisfied with government on the whole.



    Could this be a turning point in American politics, especially given the high levels of dissatisfaction regarding both major political parties? Could this be a possible door opening for third parties?

    Do you agree with these poll results (do you trust the government) and does this affect your own views on the two party system as we know it?

    Thoughts?
    It would be quite foolish for me to trust any governing body, who has shown that it can be completely reckless and only seriously considers moneyed interests.

    There is no place for people who want a honest and fair government.
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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    I feel really bad for anybody that trust Government. They (sheep) know not what they do and best wake up.
    Last edited by Kali; 02-20-10 at 03:19 AM.
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    Re: Do you trust the Government?





    Its tied to the economy. Once things get better, the trust will return.

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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    I trust the government (or at least the people who make it up) to do what serves their own interests best, just like everyone else on the planet does.
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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    I do not trust the government overall.I trust them with some things but I do not trust them to stay in their intended role.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    I trust them more than I trust the alternative.
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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    There are a lot of good, honest, and talented people working in government, but the large majority of Politicians are a whole other story
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    Re: Do you trust the Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I feel really bad for anybody that trust Government. They (sheep) know not what they do and best wake up.
    I do trust my government....and I am wide awake.
    The problems are ignorance and fear of the people, not the government.
    But, can "government" do better?
    You betcha""..
    Can people do better?
    Ditto.
    How?
    Learn good English and communication skills, then participate, ask pointed questions, assume nothing.
    Both government and the people must ask themselves this .."Have I done the best possible job"?
    The answer should be NO - every time.

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