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The Polls Of Discontent And Their Ominous Message To A Government In Crisis


For the past month or two there have been several polls conducted that indicate Americans are feeling a wide range of negative emotions toward their government that include depression, disbelief, anger, and even rage at a Presidency and Congress whom are completely out of touch with the majority of the American people. The people’s sentiments have been made clear, and even though there is a general consensus on the direction that “we the people” believe, and demand, that our government should take to mitigate an economy which is now rapidly approaching a double-dip recession or another Great Depression – President Obama and Congress are still refusing to govern and represent the people, instead choosing to stand-up for the Elites and Corporations that are guilty of driving our collective economy over a cliff to further erode wages and strike devastating blows to organized labor and the nation’s social programs. Austerity by itself has proven to destroy jobs and weaken economies that are already teetering on bankruptcy as evidenced by the European Union, and now those failed policies are manifesting themselves with a vengeance in the United States. Austerity and Runaway Inequality Lead to Violence And Instability.

These polls have been conducted by a wide variety of pollsters, and for the first time since the Revolutionary War when “Taxation without Representation” fueled the need for breaking away from our masters in England, the body politic throughout Main Street America have been undergoing a startling awakening – and no matter how you “spin” and attempt to evaluate these polls – the sum of the whole indicates that our entire country is quickly reaching the breaking point. We are extremely suspicious that these events could be one of the final steps in executing Homeland Security’s EndGame; the government knows that the general public is awakening and are beginning to rebel, yet they still refuse to govern in any manner that reflects the will of the people and some state they are readying themselves (The Police State) for the eventual social upheaval that will strike at the heart of our democracy (sic) when the nation as a whole finally realizes that our Presidency and Congress are destroying our economy to subjugate rather than represent those that elected them to office.

Let’s examine  the various polls and the associated corruption in Washington that is galvanizing the people against their own government:

79 percent of Americans dissatisfied with U.S. political system

By Eric W. Dolan for RAW Story
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 8:56 pm

Poll after poll has found that Americans are extremely disillusioned with the federal government, regardless of their political affiliation, after the president signed an agreement over the federal debt ceiling and budget deficit.

According to a Washington Post poll released on Wednesday, just 21 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way the country’s political system is working, down 17 points from November 2009. Forty-five percent of Americans now consider themselves “very dissatisfied” and 33 percent consider themselves “mostly dissatisfied.”

Additionally, just 26 percent of Americans believe that the federal government can actually solve the country’s economic problems, down 21 points from October 2010 and down 37 points from February 2002.

A record breaking 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll released just days after the president and lawmakers agreed on the deal.

The poll found 72 percent disapproved of how the Republicans in Congress handled the debate, and 66 percent of Americans disapproved of how the Democrats handled it. Forty-seven percent disapproved of Obama’s handling of the situation, while 46 percent approved.

Sixty-two percent of Americans think the debt ceiling deal benefits the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday. MUCH MORE

Here’s another example of several polls from many different sources that exemplify the American people’s outrage at a Presidency and Congress that now blatantly embrace fascism rather than what used to be the American Dream:

#1 A new Washington Post poll has found that a whopping 78 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the way this country’s political system is working”.

#2 That same poll found that only 26 percent of Americans believe that the federal government can solve the economic problems that we are now facing.

#3 Gallup says that Barack Obama’s job approval rating has hit an all-time low of 39%.

#4 According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, Congress has a disapproval rating of 82%.

#5 A new Rasmussen survey has found that 85 percent of Americans believe that members of Congress “are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping other people.”

#6 That same survey found that 46 percent of the American people believe that most members of Congress are corrupt.  That figure was a new all-time high.

#7 According to a different Rasmussen survey, only 17 percent of Americans now believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed.

#8 A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll discovered that 73 percent of the American people believe that the nation is “on the wrong track”.

#9 A recent poll taken by Rasmussen found that 68 percent of Americans believe that we are actually in a recession right now.

#10 According to Gallup, the percentage of Americans that lack confidence in U.S. banks is now at an all-time high of 36%.

#11 U.S. consumer confidence is now at its lowest level in 30 years.

#12 According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, 90 percent of Americans believe that the economy is performing poorly.

#13 That same poll found that approximately 80 percent of Americans believe that it is “difficult” to find a job these days.

#14 According to one recent poll, 39 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. economy has now entered a “permanent decline”.

#15 Another recent survey found that 48 percent of Americans believe that it is likely that another great Depression will begin within the next 12 months.

#16 According to a brand new Rasmussen survey, 48% of Americans believe that reductions in government spending are “at least somewhat likely” to result in civil unrest inside the United States.  MUST READ ARTICLE

How did we get here, and why is our Congress and the Presidency waging a Class-War against the American people? The first and most obvious answer is that our Congress, and possibly the Presidency itself are hopelessly and irrevocably corrupt. I’ve always asked myself why our Millionaire Congress is so hell bent on seeking public office when most of them were already financially successful before they became elected – and why so many of them are willing to spend millions of their personal fortunes to guarantee they become representatives of the people (sic).  The answer is because once they are sitting members of Congress, they are allowed to substantially increase their personal fortunes at taxpayer expense. How many of the people in the United States are aware that our Congress is legally able to engage in Insider Trading? It’s far worse than many of you could imagine:

The above video has not received the dissemination and attention it deserves, and then when you factor in Lobbyists – it is obvious that our Congress, operating within their ability to engage in Insider Trading and to receive “campaign donations” from Corporate America and other Special Interest Groups –  which is nothing more than legalized bribery – the American people are beginning to understand that our government, in its current form and configuration, is designed to elevate the status of the wealthy and corporations while totally disregarding the will of the electorate:

Google’s CEO Verifies That Lobbyists Are Writing Our Legislation

On July 12th, 2006, I wrote an article titled: Washington’s System Of “Lobbyists = Legal Bribery”. Since then, the system has become more corrupt,  especially in consideration of the “Fascist Five” at the United States Supreme Court who opined that corporations deserve “person-hood” and are entitled to the constitutionally mandated doctrine of free speech. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with a multitude of Congressional members have become the mouthpieces of Corporate America and have sold their souls to the forces that are hell bent on destroying our democracy, the Middle-class (Mission almost accomplished in that endeavor), and our entire economy.

Once again, I’m in the position of thanking Google for speaking out, telling the truth on a  subject that is not “politically correct,” and helping to alert the American people to an issue that is allowing Corporations and the Elite’s an easy way to control laws that were meant to govern their unethical and destructive business practices. If we don’t reign in corporate donations to politicians and completely revamp the way Lobbyists are allowed to operate in Washington, they will continue to write America’s legislation, and while some may not think it’s that big of an issue, consider this; when Lobbyists write our legislation, it is an extension of Corporate America, Wall Street, the Robber Barons of the  Banking Industry and could be easily construed as corporations writing their own laws which make it easier for them to rape and pillage the American public. MORE, PLUS VIDEO

Make no mistake – Washington is acutely aware that the American people are angry and disgusted with a Presidency that constantly capitulates to Radical Republicans and a Congress that is so inherently corrupt that they no longer have the ability to act in the best interests of the people whom they swore to represent. Why would they vote against their own financial interests? The answer is obvious – they don’t – they vote for their own financial interests and reelection while the rest of us are being plunged into financial misery! A logical individual would hope that with the level of anger and discontent that is currently being manifested by the public that our government, including radical Republicans, would recognize the folly of their actions and begin to take into consideration the needs of the nation as a whole, but exactly the opposite is happening. There are some in Congress that still publicly state that even more cuts on the poor and disadvantaged are necessary for a host of reasons, most of which are unconscionable and demonstrate their hate and loathing for those whom are not so fortunate – and work for a living rather than existing like our Congress as a parasite on society. Senator Mitch McConnell has stated that:

McConnell: Cut safety net to prevent tax hikes

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, August 8th, 2011 — 5:34 pm

WASHINGTON — Republican US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he favored cuts to popular safety net programs but opposed tax hikes on the rich as part of a plan to rein in galloping US debt.

“The country needs economic growth and fiscal responsibility, not higher taxes and new Washington spending and regulations,” he said after President Barack Obama laid out his vision for deficit cuts at the White House.

“On job creation, we need to reduce the regulatory burden, prevent tax hikes, and make it easier — not harder — for job creators to start hiring again,” the senator said, with US unemployment at 9.1 percent.  MUCH MORE

The Nebraska Attorney General, Jon Bruning (R), has compared welfare recipients to “hungry racoons,” and he wasn’t the worst of the lot – especially after Senator Orin Hatch questioned whether or not the under-class in America deserved to be referred to as poor or disadvantaged.  Orin Hatch’s comments reveal that those who are poor and disadvantaged deserve none of the necessities of modern life and if you believe him – we aren’t really “poor” because many of us still own refrigerators, T.V.’s and actually have hot and cold water running through our homes:

One fact is obvious; the Tea Party Terrorists and radical Republicans are digging in their heels and insisting that Main Street America should be the ones to bear the brunt of budget cuts and austerity while the wealthy and corporations should not face any new taxes (sic). Their argument is the same one that President George W. Bush presented to the public when his cabal of Neo-Conservatives first legislated the now infamous Bush Tax Cuts. We were told that cutting tax rates for the rich and corporations would spur a flurry of investments which would ultimately lead to the creation of news jobs. President Bush was correct, Corporate America did rise to the challenge and created millions of jobs – but not in the United States.  The fascists in favor of globalization outsourced millions of jobs to China, India, Malaysia, and a host of other countries with slave-labor wages, effectively eviscerating our tax base and destroying what used to be the American Dream. The public has learned the hard way that any and all arguments for cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations will help create jobs  is pure, unadulterated BullShit – and we are tired of being lied to by corrupt politicians and The Enablers of Fascism, The Mainstream News Media!

There are few that believe our economy is recovering. In fact, just the opposite is true. Amid economic unease, demand climbs at U.S. food banks; food prices are skyrocketing, and unfortunately, neither the Presidency nor Congress is addressing the financial speculator’s that are artificially raising the cost of food and are profiting off of the misery of Main Street America.  The number one reason for personal bankruptcies in the United States is medical bills, and now it has been revealed that “Most Americans can’t afford a $1,000 emergency expense.” So, where exactly does that leave the tens of millions of Americans who are fighting every day to feed and clothe their families? Prices are rising across the board and all that we hear from President Obama is that we need to engage in “shared sacrifice?” What should we share and what does the government expect from us, especially with the understanding that we are being ruled by a Congress that is hopelessly corrupt – not to mention that the majority of them are millionaires whom do not understand even the basics of what Main Street is going through after President Obama and Congress bailed out the criminals that have driven us into economic despair?

Is Massive Social Unrest And Protests Our Only Alternative?

We make no apologies that we advocate for massive protests and organized public disobedience – as long as it remains peaceful. Our government is broken, and that fact is indisputable. We believe that the “Debt Ceiling Crisis” was manufactured to provide political cover for the Obama Administration to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. In a previous article I blamed the GOP for demanding that Social Security cuts be implemented to fight our rising debt; imagine my surprise when I learned that it was President Obama who called for cuts in Social Security – not the GOP. In the final analysis, Obama is neither a Liberal nor Progressive. In fact, President Obama is gutting the core principles of the Democratic party – and that’s stating it lightly.

That said, what is in store for our government and the American people? One pollster has stated that Americans are “Pre-Revolutionary,” and I agree wholeheartedly. If the American people awaken to the fact that our government has become corrupt without any hope of redemption, what other avenue do “we the people” possess? There are many of us whom believe that our Constitution demands that the people confront a government that has exceeded its boundaries, and as we face continual Taxation without Representation, the very Constitution that initially formed this great Union is being trampled upon by the feet of tyrants who have sold out their nation for a few pieces of gold – and I believe that their actions constitute sedition and treason.

We do not advocate violence nor the willful destruction of property. We do advocate for peaceful protests, and if the people awaken soon enough, a General Strike would send fear and uncertainty throughout the Ruling Elites and Corporate America. We support the “Seize DC on September 10th” campaign, and any and all protests that may or could erupt throughout this faltering nation. It is my personal opinion that Washington and the fascists whom are seeking a furtherance of globalization and Free (Sic) Trade are pushing the global community and Americans specifically to bring in a new global currency and subservience to the billionaires and Ruling Class that are directing the future of our once great nation. If we wait until we can barely afford gas in our vehicles and food on the table, we will confront a well-organized Police State that will fight to the death to protect their system of entitlements and oppression of the American people.  If we wait until the economy is completely in shambles, it will be a disaster, and there will only be one winner – total and utter Fascism in these United States…

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”  Thomas Jefferson

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