Left And Right Politics

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Poll Shows Independents Are Rejecting Obama

Posted by Joanne On May - 11 - 2009

WASHINGTON — Despite a deep financial crisis and the election of a left-wing president, political independents still see “big government” as a greater threat than “big business” by an unchanged two-to-one margin, America’s third-largest party notes today.

“Independent voters believed Candidate Obama when he said he would be mainstream. Their trusting votes gave him a narrow victory,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director. “But now that the real Barack Obama has revealed himself, they’re not following his bootlegger turn toward the radical left. They still believe the same Big Government that Obama promises as our global salvation will be America’s undoing.”

“Only one party in America agrees with independent voters, and that is the Libertarian Party,” said Ferguson. “Republicans spent 14 years fattening government with their ever-escalating budgets. Even the Republican ‘alternative budget’ called for massive deficits and bigger spending.”

“Once again, Libertarians are the only mainstream party in America. Only Libertarians will reduce the size and cost of government. Obama and the Republicans have us spiraling towards national bankruptcy.”

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday asked 1,007 adults “which of the following will be the biggest threat to the country in the future –”big business”, big labor or “big government?” Fifty-nine percent (59%) of politically independent Americans viewed “big government” as the greatest threat, virtually unchanged from the 60 percent measured the last time the question was asked in 2006 – before the financial crisis and election of Barack Obama.

Only 30 percent answered “big business” and 8 percent answered “big labor,” both also virtually unchanged from the 26 percent and 10 percent measured in 2006.

Since the question was asked major financial crises have weakened the economy and the White House has been occupied by a president pushing radical expansions of government size and power — with virtually no effect on independents. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.

The poll was released on the same day the White House released numbers showing the economy performing worse than Obama promised, and the federal budget deficit growing to a size four times larger than the 2008 Bush record. Under Obama, the federal government will borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends, an unsustainable and inflationary level of borrowing.

In more bad news for Obama, the only Americans buying into his opposition to capitalism are largely those who already voted for him, leaving little room to expand his support.

Democrats in 2006 feared “big government” more than “big business” by a 55 percent to 32 percent margin. Following in lockstep with Obama, they have flipped their views. Now, Democrats fear job creators more than government by a 52 percent to 32 percent margin.

Opposition to “big government” grew among grassroots Republicans, though their party leadership doesn’t seem to share that view, based on their “alternative budget.” In 2006, Republicans feared “big government” more than “big business” by a 68 percent to 18 percent margin. That grew in 2009 to 80 percent to 10 percent.

“Grassroots Republicans oppose Big Government and want a party that agrees with them. Once again, the Libertarian Party is the only party that proposes cutting spending. We don’t follow the still-vibrant Republican tradition of making government bigger and costlier each year,” said Ferguson.

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Libertarian Party, please call Director of Communications Donny Ferguson at 703-200-3669 or 202-333-0008, x. 225, or email

The Libertarian Party is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

United States Bankruptcy

Posted by Billy On April - 17 - 2009

The credit crisis and the housing market crash has caused this great country to once again be in need to borrow money from foreign countries to bail out the United States from bankruptcy. It’s to the point that foreign countries own 40% of the US debt that our politicians have given to the citizens of this great nation.

There was a time that the rest of the world would come to us for assistance and aid, now they just come to us for our military aid and to buy more our debt. Over the last five months, our Presidents (Bush and Obama) have passed bills to try to stimulate the economy. It will cost the United States citizens trillions of dollars to pay back the debt that has been added to our already high debt.

China has bought most of the contracts to our debt, which is a treat on our security of this country. What will happen in seven years when we are expected to pay back the Chinese for the money they let us? Will we be able to pay them back or do we just give them the rights to some of our major components of our economy as collateral.

In the last three decades, the United States have been sending many (if not most) of our factory and manufacturing jobs oversea to China. In the process, we’ve lost our edge on being the leader of the industrial age. As we enter the technology age, we’ve already started sending quite a few of those jobs to India. India is also another country that hold a lot of America’s debt. So not only are they advancing their own country’s economy, but they’re also buying our county without us even being aware of it.

Our politicians have been spending way too much money on things they can’t afford. Yes, this country needs to be put back together economically, but they are going about it all wrong. When your family is in a financial bind, do you spend more money to get a hold of the issue or do you spend less to make ends meet?

The United States is in a bad position (between a Barack and a hard place). Our government is spending money that they don’t have, China is a good position to taking over parts of our economy and India is not too far behind them doing the same thing. Add on top of all of it, the fact that we have North Korea shooting long-range missiles and our President isn’t even doing anything about it.

Write your elect official to tell them that they need to secure the safety of this country by not selling our debt to other countries that don’t really care about us. If you’re like me and prefer to talk to them on the phone, then call the U.S. Senate @ 1-202-224-3121

Obama Uses The White House Website To Slam Bush

Posted by Joanne On January - 20 - 2009

Obama’s new White House website takes a parting shot at Bush. Very classy Obama…you’re off  to an impressive start. I expected more tact and grace from you after being President for only a few hours. Well, what can you expect…he’s a politician…just like all the others. So much for moving forward, common good and all that crap. *yawn*

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude” in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.