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PostSubject: Who Really Feels They Are Entitled? The Politicians, Not The Voters!   3/10/2012, 4:06 pm

Many Republicans talk of an entitlement mentality that threatens the character and finances of the United States. In their view, the problem is that too many voters feel entitled to goodies provided by the government and financed by taxpayers.

It is true that so-called entitlement programs are growing as a share of the federal budget and the national economy. Along with spending on national defense and interest on the federal debt, spending on entitlement programs consumes the overwhelming majority of the federal budget. But a close look at the data shows that it's not a voter sense of entitlement that is driving the process. Quite the contrary.

The two biggest entitlement programs -- Social Security and Medicare -- are seen by voters as trust funds they pay into during their working lives and then get back in their retirement years. That's what President Franklin D. Roosevelt sold voters back in 1935. He wanted the "contributors" to have a "legal, moral and political right to collect their pensions." That's what voters still want today. Seventy-three percent believe the best way for the program to operate is to protect the trust funds and make sure there is enough tax revenue to pay the promised benefits. Just 10 percent want to scrap this approach and have the government pay benefits out of the general operating budget.

There are problems with the public perception, of course, starting with the fact that the way our politicians have defined "trust funds" is fraudulent. But those problems reflect the failings and deceptions of politicians rather than voters. In Social Security and Medicare, voters are not looking for a handout. They are looking for a return on money invested.

Perhaps because of their distrust of the politicians, two out of three voters now think workers should be able to consider the relevant trade-offs on their own. For example, those who would like to retire later could pay less in taxes now, while those who would like to retire earlier could pay more in taxes now. That's an investing mindset, not a sense of entitlement.

But politicians in Washington continue to blame the voters for allegedly wanting more government than they are willing to pay for. The effort of politicians to pin the blame on voters diverts attention from the real entitlement mentality that threatens to bankrupt the nation: A political class that feels entitled to rule over the rest of us. Government spending has gone up in every years since 1954 because political leaders have pursued their own agenda rather than listening to voters.

Over the past 58 years, voters have consistently elected presidents, senators and congressman who promised to cut government spending, but it has never happened, not even once. As shown in my new book, "The People's Money," voters are ready to support the kind of long-term thoughtful changes needed to balance the budget and eliminate the federal debt. The only thing standing in the way of a solution is the nation's political leaders from both parties.

While most voters view excessive government spending as the problem, those who feel entitled to rule over the rest of us see the voters as the problem. And that's the real entitlement crisis facing the nation today. The political class wants to govern like it's 1775, a time when kings were kings and consent of the governed didn't matter.




Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade. To learn more about our methodology, click here.



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http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_scott_rasmussen/the_real_entitlement_mentality_that_is_bankrupting_america


So, there you GO, folks! No one could have said it better!

Politicians Are pig 's!
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PostSubject: Re: Who Really Feels They Are Entitled? The Politicians, Not The Voters!   3/10/2012, 4:23 pm

I don't like Obama, I don't like Mitt, I don't like any of them that are still in the race.

What am I gonna do?

I don't like any of them, period.


It's not like I don't read about them everyday. It's like, the more I read about them, the more I see no reason to vote for any of them.

Yet, it's my duty; so what am I going to do when I can see right through each one, and see them all as phony's, mentally unqualified, lying, political idiots?

I mean, these guys can't think ahead like our forefathers did when they set up a U.S. Constitution to cover our butts hundreds of years beyond their deaths. The politicians running for office today, may as well just run around a race track and see who can beat the other.
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PostSubject: Re: Who Really Feels They Are Entitled? The Politicians, Not The Voters!   3/10/2012, 5:00 pm

UrRight wrote:
I don't like Obama, I don't like Mitt, I don't like any of them that are still in the race.

What am I gonna do?

I don't like any of them, period.


It's not like I don't read about them everyday. It's like, the more I read about them, the more I see no reason to vote for any of them.

Yet, it's my duty; so what am I going to do when I can see right through each one, and see them all as phony's, mentally unqualified, lying, political idiots?

I mean, these guys can't think ahead like our forefathers did when they set up a U.S. Constitution to cover our butts hundreds of years beyond their deaths. The politicians running for office today, may as well just run around a race track and see who can beat the other.
I truly believe the best you can do is not to vote at all. There are very big differences in between the Republican's vision of the future and the Democrats. If all the low information voters like you sit out the election, I think the rest of us can vote for leaders who will do a good job.
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PostSubject: Re: Who Really Feels They Are Entitled? The Politicians, Not The Voters!   3/10/2012, 5:57 pm

Oh no...I do know I won't vote for Obama or any Democratic idiot.

Obama is about to be stripped of being a legal U.S. citizen, much less POTUS.

The media just needs to stand up to the evidence, as does the Supreme Court.

If an ape was running on either side, yeah, I'd go for an ape or even a smart pig.

Anyone but the most ingenious, disapproved POTUS. He will be exposed as a fraud, and illegal.

A matter of time...probably after he loses his election. He's way behind Romney, but hell, if I do vote, it's going to go to anyone but Obama. He doesn't stand a chance anymore.

He's a bull-shit liar.

Whomever is the least of all liars gets my vote. Whomever I think will be able to beat Obama. There's a need for real change, and I think everyone is just too stupid to stand up and expose politicians for what they are.,

Even locally. Today's article about the E.C. School Treasurer. The comments made by people claiming to know more about others, well, show your guts if you know facts. Call the Feds and tell them more. Commenting on an article, pointing out people doesn't do the job. I believe what they say, but if they got involved and called the FEDS, we wouldn't have this problem. There just too many cowards, afraid.
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PostSubject: Re: Who Really Feels They Are Entitled? The Politicians, Not The Voters!   3/14/2012, 2:21 pm

Hey, John Harris (Politico)


http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/politico-editor-john-harris-voters-are-stupid/427521

says:


"Voters are Stupid".


Based on (my words, BIASED) polls.

Harris is stupid.

And here who else is stupid:

If you believe what the government "gives" you is free, you are stupid.
If you believe demolishing the Defense Department makes us more secure, you are stupid.
If you believe killing your baby is a good choice, you are stupid.
If you vote for a person because of their skin color, you are stupid.
If you think attacking employers and making them less profitable will create more jobs, you are stupid.
If you believe forcing employees to be in unions is good for employees, you are stupid.
If you attack Christians while bowing to terrorists and dictators, you are stupid.
If you think bond holders for a company are happy when you steal from them and give the money to unions, you are stupid.
If you believe a program like cash for clunkers makes more jobs for auto workers, you are stupid.
If you add trillions of dollars in debt to the country, you are stupid.
If you think nationalized health care that costs more than $2 Trillion over 10 years is a good thing, you are stupid.
If you think being a community organizer is a qualification for the presidency, you are stupid.
If you attack people and their beliefs and think they will still vote for you. you are stupid.

And libs like to pretend they are brilliant. If you are a lib, by definition you are stupid.


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