Nile Gardiner, based in Washington and writing for The Telegraph, has analysed current polls and believes that end of big nanny government may be in sight. Here are some of the poll results that he sites:
- 81 percent of Americans dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, which comes from 65% Democrats and 92% Republicans. And from a Gallop poll, he reports
- 57% have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, exceeding the previous high of 53% recorded in 2010. And
- Americans believe, on average, that the federal government wastes 51 cents of every tax dollar, similar to a year ago, but up significantly from 46 cents a decade ago and from an average 43 cents three decades ago. And
- 49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this.
I certainly find these numbers encouraging. It would appear that there is great change taking place in the average American’s attitude about government being able to solve all of society’s woes. People do seem to be waking-up to the fact we can not continue to borrow money that no amount of future generations can ever pay off because we will forever be borrowing more and more money that is worth less and less.
Yet, I wonder how many of these people who were polled understand how much their life is going to change as the country transitions from the nanny state to something closer or even equal to what our founders had in mind. I wonder how many of these people think that, by electing a different set of politicians, they will bring about the instant gratification the people seek.
I wonder how many people have thought about what is going to happen when they get smack in the face by reality. There are very few Americans that will not be affected by the end of the nanny state. Think about all the people who are recipients of money handed out by the nanny state. Think about how many people are employed by the nanny state on the federal, state and, local level. Think about how many businesses sell goods and services to the nanny state on all levels.
Folks, the big government elitist and the bankster led us down this path of destruction; but, we can not escape our own culpability in following them. We are in a very deep hole. I’m wondering how many Americans will accept the reality and work shoulder to shoulder to climb out of hole and rebuild our country based on sound monetary and fiscal policies; and how many Americans are going to deny the reality and fight the necessary changes.
I think it would be naive to think we will avoid the violence that has rocked and continues to rock countries like Greece. The Greeks, of course, followed the nanny state elitist and banksters much further down the path than we have. They are only the first country that has to face the fail of the nanny state. You may want to read this AP Yahoo News article on the most recent plans of protest in Greece and then watch this short video. I s this an example of what is in store for America?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
30 thoughts on “There Will Be No Instant Gratification”
Unfortunately, the poll was Republican dominated so it is no wonder it is slanted toward conservative beliefs.
The fact is that there is a HUGE block of Democratic voters who are dependent on the nanny state and have no intent of giving it up.
They will vote accordingly until big government collapses under its own debt weight and then blame the rich for it all just like President Obama does now.
There are enough of them to turn any election.
There is not much hope for a peaceful transition, is there?
Nope! As the transition inevitably arrives our streets will start looking more and more like Greece’s.
It will be painful. Very painful. Most Americans now depend on the Government (which is its way of ensuring the survival of the Federal elite.)
But the nanny state must be torn down (which is why we need a third party.) The Republicans are just as ideologically committed to big government as Democrats.
I understand your point on a third party. I still maintain the best way is to hijack the Republican party.
That which immediately gratifies never truly satisfies.
A third party is sorely needed. The Big Two have had a stranglehold on America for so long, the blood flow to independent political thought no longer flows as it should. Besides, good politics does not equal good government. We do need a third party of governance, not politics.
The 800 pond gorilla in the room is the inevitability of civil unrest and violence in the streets of the liberal-controlled big cities. Like crack addicts on payday, these ignorant masses will seek to vilify and cause harm to anyone who dissents with their Dear Leader. Just watch.
It will start with our money being destroyed and then the real horrors of Socialism will begin.
I still prefer that we take over the Republican Party, Chakam. Maybe I’m just whistling Dixie. I agree we are likely to see a lot of violence.
I hope that we have avoided the violence but I don’t quite believe that Jim. Desperate times are coming, the regulations put in place by this administration are just beginning to be implemented in many case. Unemployment is going to go up even further, cost are going up on food and I don’t see it getting better in the foreseeable future. Obama’s numbers are going down and you hear the desperation in his voice along with the voice of many other liberals. Desperate people do desperate things and there are many on the left that are encouraging violence..
What we have heard from the union thugs and certain members of the Black Caucus, leave little room for doubt I’m afraid.
This is a good point. Neither the right nor the left should deceive themselves into believing there can be an amicable solutions to this fundamental difference in viewing the role of government in a free country. Needless to say, the left is delusional. There can be no big government dispensation of freedom, equality, security, and prosperity.
Welcome, Rogue Operator. Thanks for your comment. It is a shame that the liberals can not see what they have rought. It is going to be ugly, I think.
I featured those same Gallup results in my blog post today. I’d love to see the internals. How many people are dissatisfied not because government is too big, but because it is not big enough?
I’m afraid we’ll have to end up like Greece in order for anything to change…
Greece is the poster child of the fail of the nanny state.
I just read in my local paper that FEMA just opened up a second office here because of the response to requests for “replacement” food that was lost during our recent flooding. I can tell you there were no thousands of folks who had huge freezer chests that were full of food that they now will receive compensation by just filling out an affadavit. I am tempted. Yes I am. Maybe I am going over to the dark side :((
Replacement food? Are you serious? The government is NOT there to protect us from LIFE. Storms, floods and accidents happen and sometimes the losses are big, sometimes they’re small. I would think that the folks who experienced flooding of their homes would be more concerned about retoring a place to live (or thankful if their place is liveable) than worry about steaks in the deep freeze. Maybe they should have made sure their insurance poicy covered that. If I were to purchase a whole side of beef, I sure would. The taxpayers are NOT there to pick up everyone’s losses.
All they did was loose their power.. no water damage. That is what we have come to.
Those are some very expensive votes, I’d say.
Unbelievable. Ni wonder FEMA is broke. Aid is one thing. Full compensation for ones lose is something all together different.
I think you are right in that there is a huge segment of the population who want the end to the nanny state who do not realize how dependent they have become on it, but this is something that needs to be done no matter how painful it becomes.
You are right, Steve, It has to happen. I just hope when it comes that we have the right leadership to deal with it wisely.
I can’t say how this is all going to end, but I am afraid all will not end well. We may very well see a lot of pain inflicted before we can pull ourselves out of the mess we are in.
I’m afraid so, Larry. We are in a terrible mess. Even when we get back on the right track, it will take time to climb out of this hole.
I believe we are reaching the end of another progressive run…and progressive runs end badly. When people wake up and see that the policies of the progressive are draconian in nature they push back and the progressive suffer great losses. This is how it was in the early 20th century.
I think you are right, John. Statism has run its course and the end will not be pretty.
If we haven’t suffered a total financial collapse by the time elections roll around, I fear that an Obama defeat may be the catalyst that sets off the riots here in the USA… Full financial collapse BEFORE the next election will do the same thing…
In ANY case, lock and load America, it’s about to become a VERY bumpy ride…
Like the Greeks, our dependent class will not accept that here is no more free lunch. They will not accept that it was never free to start with.
The only poll that really matters is the election. I am not really sure that people will vote the scoundrels out, or that the new people voted in will be any better. We will see.
As far as rioting in the streets, it seems that Obama is working overtime to provoke just that, and to turn American violently against American. Alinsky would approve, but in the end, it will be to no good effect: It is just poison to the American system.
Yes. Obama is and will continue to do his utmost to divide the American people by race and by economic class. He cares about no one except himself.