Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” —Ronald Reagan
Reagan was correct when he said “if it stops moving, subsidize it”. GM and Chrysler were each subsidized and now they are owned by the Government. Obama and his mouthpiece Gibbs say they are owned by the “public’-us taxpayers. But has anyone asked you what you think the deal should be with the bloated UAW? Or have they asked, or even taken a poll to determine if the American public will by enough of the “pregnant roller skates” that GM is going to make?
Of course they have not and will not, because they do not want to know what you and I want. They(Obama and his merry band of thieves) think the average American is too uneducated, and generally ignorant of what is good for us, to make trhat decision. So they will make it and many more decisions for us!
Despite the fact that any one who has two brain cells to rub together realizes that Obama is rapidly taking control of one industry after another. First the Banks, then the Mortgage Houses and now Detroit auto makers Chrysler and General Motors. Waiting in the wing is the power grab of the best Medical system of the World.
Despite this march toward Socialism the polls still show the President has an over 60% approval rating.
I have live long enough to realize that pollsters cannot be trusted. Take the Truman, Dewy election. The polls showed Dewey winning by a landslide even up to the day before the election. Truman won!
Kerry vs Bush had Kerry as a sure winner. Bush won! I could go on, but statistics would only cause you to stop reading this blog.
Suffice it to say that their is a disconnect in the polls that show Obama with a favorable rating as high as 65% when the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of American voters say the nation is moving down the wrong track. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say America is heading in the right direction.
Both numbers are largely unchanged from a week ago. But the number of voters who say the country is heading in the right direction is up 10 points from the week Barack Obama was inaugurated as president in January and up 16 points from the first week in November when he was elected.
The percentage of women who see the country as moving in the right direction slipped from 41% last week to 38% this week. Fifty-four percent (54%) of women say the country is heading down the wrong track. Men remained more steady this week, with 36%who responded right direction and 59% who said wrong track. Among African-American voters, who have been the most optimistic demographic since the election, 61% say America is heading in the right direction while 33% say the opposite. Last week, black voters answered right direction by a 70% to 18% margin. White voters showed no change this week, with a third (33%) saying the country is headed in the right direction and 61% who believe the opposite. Twenty-nine percent (29%) of all other voters answered right direction this week, down from 34% in the last poll, while 62% said wrong track. Source: Heritage Foundation
We all realize that Obama has the Main Stream Media in his pocket, they might as well be called his propaganda arm!
The way his “people” strong armed the bond holders in the Chrysler “deal” is illustrated of the power of persuasion that the President has in his control.
But to be more direct to the point of poll results. It all depends on the sample group. A poll taken in a minority area will get results far different than one taken in a suburb of Salt Lake City. Numbers can be obtained that are predetermined before the poll is taken, and there is just false reporting.
It is all conjecture on my part, but I have the feeling that many people who voted for Obama have buyers remorse when they see that his promise of taxing only the so called RICH has turned out to be an untruth! And the taxes will keep on coming to pay for his grand march toward CHANGE!