Trouble for Those Who Voted for Bail Outs … 57% Have More Trust In Those In Congress Who Voted Against Bailouts
Most Americans still believe today that government is not and should not be the answer to our problems.
There is trouble on the horizon for all those who have in the past voted for bail outs. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 57% of American voters stated that they have more trust for those in Congress who voted against the bail outs than those who voted for. Only 21% stated that they trusted the judgment of a Congress member who voted for the bailouts.
Government bailouts are still a sore subject with most voters. But the Political class remains supportive of efforts to have taxpayers bail out troubled and failing companies.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% of likely U.S. voters have more confidence in the judgment of a member of Congress who voted against bailouts than in the judgment of one who voted for them. Just 21% trust the judgment of a Congress member who voted for bailouts more. Another 22% are undecided.
Middle income voters are more supportive of bailout opponents than those with higher or lower incomes.
“Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem.”
This is the issue of this election, whether we believe in our capacity for self government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far distant Capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. (10/24/64 – Ronald Reagan)
Most people think that the bail outs were bad for America and the economy. By a 56% to 30% margin, the voters feel bail outs were a bad idea. President Ronald Reagan once said that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” No truer words were ever more self evident today in 2010. Once again, the big government, nanny state Democrats have real issues to deal with the voters in the upcoming 2010 and 2012 elections. Independents and voters not affiliated with a political party are strongly against the bail outs and those who voted for them.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans and 62% of voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties trust a member of Congress who voted against bailouts more. Democratic voters are narrowly divided on the question.
Similarly, 82% of Republicans and 59% of unaffiliated agree with Reagan that government is the problem, not the solution. Fifty-one percent (51%) of Democrats disagree.
Take a good listen to Ronald Reagan’s comments on Capitalism vs. Socialism. Never have the two been more simply explained.
“Socialists ignore the side of man that is of the spirit. They can provide shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you are ill, all the things that are guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don’t understand that we also dream …”