Skip to comments.72% Favor Free Market Economy Over One Managed by the Government
Posted on 07/10/2011 9:59:32 PM PDT by george76
Voters remain strongly supportive of a free market economy over one controlled by the government and still think small businesses are hurt more than big businesses when the government does get involved.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a free market economy is better than an economy managed by the government. Just 14% think a government-managed economy is better. Another 14% are not sure.
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...now if the voters could figure out which party is more favorable to a free market we’ll be making even more progress.
Here’s hoping they’ll hold on to that attitude through the 2012 elections.
I suspect that many of those 72% are lying while depending on federal funding to local government for their incomes. The politicians that they control tend to lie, too.
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anyone remember the Newsweak cover “we are all socialists now”?
Everyone is hurting due to the Obama Recession.
How can we get rid of 28% of our population?
If the 72% voted with their professed belief, then next year Obama should be going down with 28% of the vote.
I'll bet half of them thought it meant you used your Food Stamp Debit Card to get free stuff at the Market.
A nice thought, but in reality, if the 72% were intelligent enough to know that Social Security, Medicare, Foodstamps, and EVERY OTHER social welfare progaram (ponzi scheme lala land retirement fantasies included) are all part of the “Government managed” and not free market economies, the number who support it would drastically drop.
There are very, very few true conservatives in this world, because of the public education system run amok. If people were taught from youth to be self reliant, and that NO government program is entitled to them, and that all of them cost something, and that most are run better by the private sector (national defense being one of the possible exceptions), then we’d be talking.
Ask the same 72% of people who (haha) reportedly believe in the free market if they are willing to give up the social programs they think they’re entitled to, or paid for (news flash, there’s no money, so they paid for the broken system by politicians they allowed to rule them, not for a future unfunded dream) and they’ll sing a very different sugar daddy, big brother song. There’s a lot that needs fixing, and it ALL boils down to bad parenting and public education. There’d never be a chance for the communists to grow if parent’s hadn’t let traitors brainwash their children for decades.
Bingo! Free market means NO government intervention. A partially free market would still be acceptable economically (though some of us may differ in our opinions on how “free” freedom should be), but the majority would not give up the false security blanket if it meant a loss of the promised pilfered payoffs.
One would think that Obama’s reelection prospects would be zero in the face of such a number.
Note: I said “professed belief.”
However, I think this does prove that a coordinated educational campaign on the issues could work. While I do not think most of the population is conservative, I think the polls show, continuously, that the voting public has conservative leanings that could come out if it were not for the fact the educational system has been turned into the statist indoctrination system. I do not know how it could be done, since many try, but an effective educational campaign could do a lot of good.
Obama = 20%, the communist vote
Various Greens, Pinkos, Socialists, (other than Obama), Che, Danny, and other write-ins = 8%
That election was easy. Next. . .
Absolutely mandatory if our sacred republic is going to survive. It starts at home with family, then church, then private schools or home schooling. Education is the key. . .
Don’t worry, I got the professed part. : D I totally agree with you, the nice thought I was saying was in regards to voting Obamao out. The rest was not entirely directed at you, but kind of a general statement, I agree with you fully.
“I do not know how it could be done, since many try, but an effective educational campaign could do a lot of good.”
There’s the rub, but you bring up a sound principle. The Savior Himself said, “The Truth shall set you free.”
Not only is your example metaphorically sound, it literally is too. IIRC 50 Million people receive food stamps, and I know of many who buy very expensive items on them. When I was younger I would have thought that it sounds great to get free money (Though other than a partial scholarship, the opportunity never was afforded to me, haha), but as an adult, I know that there is know free. What one may gain in prosperity they did not acheive themselves, they can be sure they paid for in the shackles of servitude.
The government gives nothing to one that was not taken from another. When the geese with golden eggs run out, they merely stop giving to the masses, and only give to themselves.
Agreed. When families quit being families (a communist goal BTW), the republic began to fail. Ask Ed Griffin/Yuri Bezmenov (The KGB defector who warned us in the 1980’s), that’s what the primary role of the KGB was for, to topple our government (and others), by indoctrinating the children.
Hmm. 28% is probably very close to the actual number of Americans who being supported by the government.
I know this might be a tad off topic, but one thing that I think needs to be rooted out for this to work is defeatism. Many good-hearted conservative people out there are just so defeatist they do not even put in the effort. Root out the defeatism and we might get people out there trying to do good again.
For instance, I was at my old church this morning to pay them a visit while I was in town, and this one friend was acting as if gay marriage and persecution are inevitable. Mind you, this is a postmillenialist church. Thankfully, I simply told him that I refused to give up and that kind of attitude is what was causing it. He agreed. Now, maybe instead of complaining about it on Sunday mornings, he’ll do something.
I wonder how the survey numbers would change if instead of “a government managed economy” they used the correct term fascism.
We are at a defining moment. If the GOP falters again Obama will be able to continue papering over the abject failure of our past Socialist mistakes. He s out of OPM. So is the GOP. It is time to bite the bullet and start over.
...and 26% of those polled have been deceased for years, but never miss voting straight-ticket Democrat. Thanks george76.
Whoops, thanks Clintonfatigued!
And now, Europe--where most of the countries in the Eurozone have a lot of control by government, especially the European Union from its headquarters in Brussels--is also headed for a major economic meltdown because it appears that Portugal, Italy and Greece are headed towards debt default, and that could cause Ireland and Spain to default, which will result in a horrible collapse with worldwide implications.
72% Favor Free Market Economy Over One
Managed Mangled by the Government
Fixed that typo for the Rasmussen folks...
So almost 1 in 3 rat voters are officially fans of the Soviet Union. And 14% of all voters are officially too stupid to decide one way or the other.
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