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Americans have lost faith in government: Obama
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/10 | AFP

Posted on 03/10/2010 8:31:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge

ST LOUIS, Missouri (AFP) – Many Americans have lost faith in their government, US President Barack Obama admitted Wednesday, tackling a pervasive sentiment hobbling his hopes for enacting sweeping reform.

American suspicion of government was deepening, he said in a speech from the heartland state of Missouri, where he pushed his endangered health reform drive that has been branded by Republicans as a government takeover.

"People have lost faith in government -- they had lost faith in government before I ran (for president), and it has been getting worse," Obama said at a rally in St. Louis.

He quoted his political hero, US Civil War-era president Abraham Lincoln, as saying that the role of government was to do what needed to be done but could not be done by citizens themselves without help.

"That pretty much sums up my attitude," Obama said.

The president used the trip to roll out a plan to crack down on waste and fraud in federal health programs for the poor and senior citizens as well as other government spending, which he said amounted to billions of dollars per year.

"I don't accept business as usual... and the American people don't accept it either," Obama said, adding the plan would help cut massive long-term deficits casting a shadow over economic recovery hopes.

In many ways, Obama's entire political program represents a bid to show that government can work, despite inbred US skepticism about federal power and Republican claims that he wants to orchestrate a takeover of much of American life.

Obama has embarked on a fierce week-long campaign to secure crucial votes in Congress on his health care plan before he leaves on a trip to Indonesia and Australia on March 18.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
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FRom the latest ObamaCare campaign uhhh complain whistle stop tour.... This is Willard B. Rantin' for FR Independent News .. Good night.
1 posted on 03/10/2010 8:31:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Quite the nuanced observation Holmes.


2 posted on 03/10/2010 8:32:10 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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But Wait,, there's more..

US President Barack Obama speaks about healthcare insurance reform at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Many Americans have lost faith in their government, Obama admitted Wednesday, tackling a pervasive sentiment hobbling his hopes for enacting sweeping reform. (AFP/Saul Loeb)


3 posted on 03/10/2010 8:32:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising dinner for
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in St. Louis, Missouri, March 10, 2010.
REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)


4 posted on 03/10/2010 8:33:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

NSS!


5 posted on 03/10/2010 8:33:21 PM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nuclear Grade Chutzpah.


6 posted on 03/10/2010 8:33:32 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." - Steinbeck)
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To: mylife

Obama standard reply....Bush’s fault.

BTW oduma...I put my faith in GOD.....never Govt.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:06 PM PST by Crim
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To: NormsRevenge

8 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:07 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ha! We have lost faith in you many moons ago assxole!!


9 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:17 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (Zero will never be my President, never!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“duh”.


10 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:29 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"People have lost faith in government -- they had lost faith in government before I ran (for president), and it has been getting worse," Obama said at a rally in St. Louis.

That sounds like a damning indictment of you Obama and your party, which has huge majorities in both houses of Congress.

11 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:29 PM PST by kabar
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee, that sort of sounds like a “malaise.”


12 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:32 PM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

HA....GOVERNMENT = OBOMBA


13 posted on 03/10/2010 8:34:39 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: NormsRevenge
He quoted his political hero, US Civil War-era president Abraham Lincoln

Why doesnt he quote Jimmy Carter's malaise speech? Sounds like a repeat.

14 posted on 03/10/2010 8:35:11 PM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: mylife

That is NOT right!


15 posted on 03/10/2010 8:35:13 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Americans have lost faith in government that tries to be too many things to too many people and ends up being the downfall of All... and then expects to be re-elected without question or debate.

I needed a thread to post the latest pics anyway, this’ll work. ;-)


16 posted on 03/10/2010 8:35:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey 0bozo, you stupid commie pig usurper POS! We’ve lost complete confidence in you and your socialist commie pig party, cause all you want to do is to destroy our country & turn us into another Zimbabwe! Go back to Kenya you POS!


17 posted on 03/10/2010 8:36:04 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: All

He quoted his political hero, US Civil War-era president Abraham Lincoln, as saying that the role of government was to do what needed to be done but could not be done by citizens themselves without help.

“That pretty much sums up my attitude,” Obama said.
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That statement bothers me.


18 posted on 03/10/2010 8:37:15 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Crim

This guy is the biggest shyster ever!


19 posted on 03/10/2010 8:37:23 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wrong again, Barry-O. I haven’t “lost faith”. Government is still sticking it to us like the new girl in a cheap bordello.


20 posted on 03/10/2010 8:37:29 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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US President Barack Obama speaks about healthcare insurance reform at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Obama joked on Wednesday that half of the 40,000 letters that pour into the White House each day brand him an "idiot. "(AFP/Saul Loeb)


I can only imagine what the other half calls him.


21 posted on 03/10/2010 8:37:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dittos NSS!

22 posted on 03/10/2010 8:38:03 PM PST by mcmuffin (Somewhere in Kenya a village is searching for what America has found, an idiot.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Good evening.

There is a point where the American people decide that the government is the problem, and not the solution to the problem. It has happened twice in our history. The third time might pay for all, and it won't be pretty...

5.56mm

23 posted on 03/10/2010 8:38:28 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NormsRevenge
He quoted his political hero, US Civil War-era president Abraham Lincoln, as saying that the role of government was to do what needed to be done but could not be done by citizens themselves without help.

Lincoln said, "done by citizens." Obama wants to ensure that gov't "does to citizens." (Not that I place much trust in Obama actually quoting Lincoln correctly. Nor do I believe for a single second that Lincoln is his political hero.

24 posted on 03/10/2010 8:38:56 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: goodnesswins

What? The purple lips and warty thing as well as the ears are perfect!

Oh... you meant that whole ideology thing.


25 posted on 03/10/2010 8:39:01 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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Anybody got a smoke, Quick!

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform at St. Charles High School in St. Louis, Missouri, March 10, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)


26 posted on 03/10/2010 8:40:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Faith” is an appropriate choice of words.

Statism is the secular religion of the Left. The state is to have power over, and control, the populace, and the proper response of the populace, according to the Left, is to have reverence or “faith” in the state.

It’s been variations on the same theme since Rousseau.

In reality of course, statism is a jackboot stomping on a human face, forever.


27 posted on 03/10/2010 8:41:04 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: NormsRevenge

Commonsense at some point tells you that a “going concern” that has to borrow 2/3rds of its cash flow, as the Feds did in February, is a dead duck. In fact the Federal Debt bubble is a gross measure of the overall irrelevance of US Fed Gov’mt..as well as that of many other centralized socialist states, to the world.


28 posted on 03/10/2010 8:41:05 PM PST by mo
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To: NormsRevenge
""People have lost faith in government -- they had lost faith in government before I ran (for president), and it has been getting worse," Obama said at a rally in St. Louis."

My faith is in the Creator, not government and certainly not in the sham American, illegal alien known as Barack Obama.

29 posted on 03/10/2010 8:43:09 PM PST by StormEye
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To: NormsRevenge

The fact that Americans have lost faith in big government, I hope, will be Obama’s and Pelosi’s best contribution to the USA.


30 posted on 03/10/2010 8:43:46 PM PST by winner3000
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To: mo

to add to the fuel load, the latest numbers on monthly deficit have us hitting the largest ever .. 220 billion..

combined with the spending at astronomical rates,, Is it any wonder folks are agitated?


31 posted on 03/10/2010 8:44:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s entire political program represents a bid to show that government can work, despite inbred US skepticism about federal power...

Our very ideals of government WARN us to be skeptical.
History WARNS us to be skeptical of over weaning government.
Then we have democrats whose only goal is more government,
we are right to be skeptical and to make our feelings
known to government. If government ignores us then we
have the right, the obligation to replace it with a
government that will listen and BE a government of
the people.

These socialists want that confrontation and they are
going to get it if they keep on. They want it thinking
that they will remain in control. Not going to happen.


32 posted on 03/10/2010 8:45:04 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah....really....we’re trying to figure out where to put a pot full of retirement roll over money......


33 posted on 03/10/2010 8:45:24 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Never had “faith” in the damn government for anything to start with. Everything they do pisses me off.


34 posted on 03/10/2010 8:46:19 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: tet68

Sometimes I think they dream of martial law.


35 posted on 03/10/2010 8:47:14 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: rcrngroup

Don’t hold back. ;-)

(I feel the same.)


36 posted on 03/10/2010 8:48:12 PM PST by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Irenic

I never heard Abraham Lincoln say that!


37 posted on 03/10/2010 8:48:39 PM PST by BARLF
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To: NormsRevenge
Headline should read:

Americans have lost faith in government of Obama

38 posted on 03/10/2010 8:48:45 PM PST by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: mylife

L O L !


39 posted on 03/10/2010 8:48:52 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kabar

Obama says they had lost faith in government before he got there. The creep is just blaming Bush. Again. He can’t think of anything else to do.

I wonder what the Democratic pols who have been around for a while say about this pitiful moron when no one can hear them.


40 posted on 03/10/2010 8:50:07 PM PST by SkipW
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To: mylife

I’m sure they do, communists around the world are just
waiting for civil strife to break out to forment actions
that will be designed to create more stress on our
country.


41 posted on 03/10/2010 8:50:13 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Brandonmark

Deficit of trust. That happens when you deal with liars.


42 posted on 03/10/2010 8:50:23 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Faith in Government"?

That is a very creepy concept. Where in our founding documents or the writings of the framers of the Constitution does it say citizens should put their faith in government?

43 posted on 03/10/2010 8:50:29 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Liberty Valance

Note how he starts of bit of truth then follows up with snake oil.


44 posted on 03/10/2010 8:50:45 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL

I’m beyond agitated.

I’m laughing my ass off like a loony tune...and I can’t stop! I tellya this is a godam cartoon I’m seeing unfold! The whole country is on fire and I’m seeing keystone cops running around making it worse.

FAN THE FLAMES YOU JACKASSES!

ITS PURE HILARITY! I can’t help it. I just don’t givadam anymore.


45 posted on 03/10/2010 8:51:22 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mylife

That is an insult to Abraham Lincoln...and me.


46 posted on 03/10/2010 8:52:04 PM PST by unkus
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To: tet68

I agree.

This guy is plooging way to hard.


47 posted on 03/10/2010 8:52:21 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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US Tops Biggest Monthly Budget Deficit Ever ($220.9 billion)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2468507/posts


48 posted on 03/10/2010 8:53:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: tet68
I’m sure they do, communists around the world are just waiting for civil strife to break out to forment actions that will be designed to create more stress on our country.

They want to send in the 'peacekeepers' from the UN (the communist coffee klatch) to maintain order, and duhwon would welcome it. If we haven't by then, it'll be time to dig some things back up.

49 posted on 03/10/2010 8:53:27 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: unkus

He has been running this ploy from the get go.


50 posted on 03/10/2010 8:54:07 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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