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Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat
Gallup Politics ^ | December 18, 2013 | by Jeffrey M. Jones

Posted on 12/18/2013 12:41:01 PM PST by Zeneta

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

Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor

PRINCETON, NJ -- 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; federalgovernment; galluppoll; galluppollgraph; poll; tea
IMO, This is what Republicans and Tea Party candidates need to focus on.

This is a winning issue.

NSA

IRS

Obamacare

Crony-Capitalism

Etc..

1 posted on 12/18/2013 12:41:01 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

The Republican Party doesn’t have any interest in smaller government as far I can tell.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 12:42:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

bttt


3 posted on 12/18/2013 12:43:44 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL

The Republican Party doesn’t have any interest in smaller government as far I can tell.


They are only interested PRIOR to being elected.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 12:44:00 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: GeronL

“The Republican Party doesn’t have any interest in smaller government as far I can tell.”

True.

Also, did you notice how the perception of big government as a threat tends to track the size of government? No inverse relationship there!


5 posted on 12/18/2013 12:44:13 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Zeneta

The Tea Party does do this, the GOP will never focus on it, because they ARE those things too, just to a little bit lesser degree.

Also, no crap big government should be seen as a threat. What other entity on the face of this earth has caused more man made death,war and destruction than big out of control governments?

The left always rambles on about religion causing most of the war and conflict in the world, and it does to a degree. Nothing compares to the outright destruction and murder committed by government though..from communism to fascism.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 12:45:11 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Zeneta

I agree. Focus on getting the government out of our lives, and stand back and watch the votes roll in!


7 posted on 12/18/2013 12:46:34 PM PST by livius
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To: BenLurkin

The Republican Party in the House voted to fund ObamaCare for 2 more years, raises taxes and spending. They have done little to nothing about the IRS and NSA, although one or two members might squawk here and there and Issa holds a completely pointless hearing.

These might be winning issues if the Republican Party wasn’t holding hands with the Democrats on them.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 12:47:02 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: snarkytart

Yep.

Death by Government.

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM

For those that need a support for this position.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 12:47:35 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

FU to Dems

FU to Big Government

FU to RINO’s

(those remaining may help to solve the problems created by the aforementioned groups)


10 posted on 12/18/2013 12:48:44 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeronL
The Republican Party doesn't have any interest in smaller government as far as I can tell

The RINOs in charge campaign as conservatives but govern as the Party of Greed. They're all for government control of things as long as it all filters through corporations and they get their profits. ObamaCare has made that abundantly clear.

11 posted on 12/18/2013 12:48:51 PM PST by grania
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To: All

_we_the_people_ ? have been somehow measured to not trust USG and yet more of we people vote and encourage USG to take from those that produce and give it to them.
Welcome to the asylum of our era.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 12:49:21 PM PST by veracious
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To: Zeneta

Corrupt controlling government at all levels, is the direct cause of nearly every single problem in America today...


13 posted on 12/18/2013 12:50:13 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Zeneta

Somebody needs to tell Barack Lenin over in the White House; he clearly didn’t get the memo.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 12:51:09 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Zeneta

GOP List:

2014 Senate
Illegal Immigration
What ever Karl Rove says


15 posted on 12/18/2013 12:53:41 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Zeneta

The invasion began years ago, a GUbamint overrun by bureaucrats and career criminals uhhh Representatives, thousands of unelected officials, enough regulatory agencies to smother growth regardless of the faulty sciences applied or fictitious studies passed off as solid science and research.

From our institutions of higher learning all the way down to the pre-kindergarden crowd, they got ya covered, like a wet rag with fantasy and fiction passed off as history, and parents no longer needed to teach their kids right from wrong.

Oh yeah, it began a long time ago,,


16 posted on 12/18/2013 12:55:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Zeneta
Who do you trust- “Big Business” who WANTS and NEEDS you as a customer, or Big Government - which is run by affirmative action bureaucrat hires, and/or because their cousin Jeffrey works there.

The Affirmative action hires are now more than double the percentage of general population.

17 posted on 12/18/2013 12:55:47 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Jack Hammer

What I find very interesting is how the Dems and obama,who have historically relied on polls when making policy, are ignoring these trends.

They have resorted to PR all the time in order to convince the public via their media sycophants that everything is great.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 12:56:22 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

>>This is what Republicans<<

If you’ve not noticed...the republicans are part of the problem.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 1:02:21 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Zeneta

Enemy #1: Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama!

Enemy #2: Central Socialist Government of the USA!


20 posted on 12/18/2013 1:05:32 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Zeneta

Big labor, business, pharma, etc. ad infintum become threats due to legislation. It’s interesting that many on the left and some on the right are looking for big government to “fix” those problems thru legislation and regulation which only ensures that the the survivors will be even bigger and the little guys will be forced out. Sort of counter-productive.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 1:06:13 PM PST by No One Special
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To: Zeneta

The real threat is when Big Government, Big Business, and Big Labor team up. Public-Private partnership, Fascism, Communism, Authoritarianism, Globalism, call it what you want, its all the same Tyranny.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 1:09:15 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Zeneta
Wow!

Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio Ronald Reagan?

23 posted on 12/18/2013 1:09:36 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: NormsRevenge

I agree.

It’s a machine that is more like the “Blob”.

An honest assessment of the current situation, and how to effectively limit/reduce the size of our government, would conclude with the realization of nothing short of revolution.

I’m not suggesting that the only way to make these changes is a Civil War, but something extraordinary needs to happen in order to stop this beast.

The only thing Republicans/Tea Party Reps can do, is to slow it down.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 1:11:19 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: servantboy777

If you’ve not noticed...the republicans are part of the problem


I’m very well aware.

Thanks for playing.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 1:12:28 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

This is big time propaganda, designed to bailout big business and labor that use government to exploit. All THREE work together.


26 posted on 12/18/2013 1:13:44 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Varsity Flight

This is big time propaganda, designed to bailout big business and labor that use government to exploit. All THREE work together.


Yes

We know this and a greater number of causal voters are becoming more and more aware of this.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 1:17:20 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
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28 posted on 12/18/2013 1:20:29 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

Ever heard of a Cyber Revolution before...?

I think that is what we are experiencing now..

some on the Right don’t know how to handle the tools well tho..

they just need some education and guidance..and votes.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 1:26:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: No One Special; Count of Monte Fisto

While I don’t agree with everything in this documentary, there is an awful lot of truth regarding the behind the scenes deals with lobbyists.

The Best Government Money can Buy.

http://www.thebestgovernmentmoneycanbuy.com/trailer.php


30 posted on 12/18/2013 1:33:39 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: NormsRevenge

Please share !!!

I’ve had any number of ideas on how to use the technology available to undermine the positions and ideas of the left.

It really shouldn’t be that difficult.

We do however, need an army of like minded that can subvert the left with coordinated tactics.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 1:38:42 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Mr. K

Big business will exploit every possibility available in order to grow and protect their business.

If that includes making deals with the Government, well, they will do it because they can.

I trust small business over big business and big business over Government.

When it comes to winning elections, it seems as through the Tea Party is the only group that is willing to represent the individual.


32 posted on 12/18/2013 1:46:44 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!

33 posted on 12/18/2013 2:01:32 PM PST by Savage Beast ("And may the odds be ever in your favor." IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!)
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To: Zeneta

Big Media and Big Education should be choices too.


34 posted on 12/18/2013 2:07:32 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Zeneta

Wait...I didn’t win anything? lol


35 posted on 12/18/2013 2:09:07 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: central_va

Big Media and Big Education should be choices too.


yes.

and the EPA and the countless regulations that people need to start their own business.

Most of the regulations to start a business pretend to be in the public’s best interest, but are actually designed to limit competition.


36 posted on 12/18/2013 2:10:35 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

Seems like a good political approach. If people were outraged at Bloomies large soda ban, let them see the true extent of government intrusion into their lives. Concrete plans to reduce the impact and cost of regulations should influence some people - those who are not directly involved or profiting from it. Every time you say cut the reach and scope of government there are large numbers of people saying, “Hands off my job.”


37 posted on 12/18/2013 2:11:59 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Concrete plans, as a political message, are NOT LIKELY to work.

It’s a “concept” campaign message. Much like “Hope & Change”.

Let the voters decide what it means.

This of course is just what it will take to get elected.

That’s the first step.


38 posted on 12/18/2013 2:19:03 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Savage Beast

My web cam is directed to this.

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39 posted on 12/18/2013 2:24:41 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

Newt did pretty well when he said just what he wanted to do.


40 posted on 12/18/2013 4:04:18 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Zeneta

Big government at all levels (including local) is the tool of big business and public sector unions. The most influential constituents sponsor the media, control government, and are the alumni in control of universities.


41 posted on 12/18/2013 5:25:34 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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