I am asking about our government…..is it a representative body of the people or just a pack of greedy slugs scratching for more cash to do business?
I mean Russia has its oligarch…..and so does the US….although we pretend that it is different…..it is not greedy slugs selling their vote for cash…..it is corruption….but do not take my word for it…..
Another sign of growing discontent in America? A new poll from the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics finds a majority of Americans think the government is corrupt and stacked against them.
To probably no one’s surprise, 73 percent of poll respondents who identify as “strong Republican” respondents agreed with the statement that the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me.” But Republicans are far from alone in this sentiment. Fifty-one percent of “very liberal” voters agreed with the same statement.
Overall, 56 percent of survey respondents said that the government is corrupt. This included 66 percent of all Republican respondents, 63 percent of independents, and 46 percent of Democrats.
The survey of 1,000 registered voters found that a significant number of people expect that extreme measures may be necessary to protect against government overreach. 28 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “it may be necessary at some point soon for citizens to take up arms against the government.” Thirty-six percent of Republicans, 35 percent of independents, and 20 percent of Democrats agreed.
While some have portrayed this as a sign of increasing polarization or extremism, I think it’s the kind of poll question that makes for dramatic results but doesn’t really tell us much. Agreeing that armed revolution “may” (or may not!) be necessary at some unspecified point in the future doesn’t mean you think it’s terribly likely to be necessary.
One interesting finding is that people across the board believed that their political opponents might agree with them if they were better informed. Asked about “people who you disagree with on political issues,” half said that “the root of the problem” is that these people “are misinformed because of where they get their information.” Fifty-one percent of Republicans, 52 percent of Democrats, and 37 percent of independents believed this.
Most Americans Think Government Is Corrupt, a Third Say Armed Revolution ‘May Be Necessary’ Soon
This was made more possible thanx to yet another SCOTUS decision that let corporations give money hand over fist to representatives in the form of ‘donations’….bribes to do their bidding…..
Time for a change….you decide what to do….then do it!
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12 thoughts on “Is It Corruption?”
A lot of big words you use.
However,whatvwill they add tovhe precent distrust Americans have.
It’t to easy tosit aside in judgement,however contemplate about possible solutions.
one solution,I might add,is no solution.That is the in the US widespread illusion that a call to arms is needed.
That’s a solution is no solution and will add to more distressand will solve nothing.
Well the electorate in general are no saints, ordinary people are corrupt too so it follows that government will be corrupt too because they come from the people
People are not that corrupt….money corrupts everything it touches….especially the government. chuq
See ya do not approve of my responses.
Corruption is manifested where there is power and money. The bible says the heart of men is evil the only thing money does is to bring out what is on the inside
money corrupts absolutely chuq
Stop the money train from lobbyists to politicians. Biggest improvement I can think of. Others include pols adhering to the national retirement age, and no outside income while campaigning or in office. Limit campaign to 30 days instead of constant cycle. Just getting started.
Thanx to Citizen’s United….money pours into politicians accounts…..I agree with you time for the whole revolving door policy for DC. chuq
They had to do a survey on whether or not politicians are corrupt?
I could have saved them the time, and the money. It has been that way since human society was fiirst organised.
Best wishes, Pete.
My thoughts exactly chuq
The answer to your first question is so easy …if you want a lesson in how much your representative cares for you, just send him or her a letter and wait for the canned response that does nothing to address your concern but that does thank you for your support to his or her administration as they “Forge the path forward to a better America.” You will get a form letter signed by a machine worthy of framing but you will damned well never hear a word about what the representative (who has secretaries to read all the mail) intends to do about your particular complaint because your representative is far too busy “Living The Life” than he or she is to listening to constituents. In my entire life I have only dealt with a single representative who actually did anything for me … and that representative’s name is Tony Hall. The only honest poliotician I ever had the privilege of dealing with.
All true….we mere peasants do not have lobbyists to throw money around…..chuq