Wednesday, August 4, 2010

67% of Politicians Think the U.S. is Heading in Right Direction

The reality of how little elected officials care about the people who pay their salaries and permit them to remain in power is still breathtaking:

According to a new Rasmussen poll,  67% of the Political Class believe that the United States is generally heading in the right direction, as opposed to 84% of the rest of us who think this country is going to hell in a handbasket.

If you have allowed yourself to indulge in the occasional daydream that politicians might finally be getting the message about the need to curb gov't spending, hold onto that handbasket: A minuscule 2% of the Political Class think that taxes and government spending are the most important issue facing the nation today! Two percent!

Some other Rasmussen findings:
  • 6%  support the Political Class. 
From the Rasmussen web site:
In his new book, In Search of Self-Governance, Rasmussen explains, ““In the clique that revolves around Washington, DC, and Wall Street, our treasured heritage has been diminished almost beyond recognition. In that world, some see self-governance as little more than allowing voters to choose which of two politicians will rule over them. Others in that elite environment are even more brazen and see self-governance as a problem to be overcome.” 

The book can be ordered on the Rasmussen Reports site or at

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