In U.S., Fear of Big Government at Near-Record Level
Democrats lead increase in concerns about big government
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' concerns about the threat of big government continue to dwarf those about big business and big labor, and by an even larger margin now than in March 2009. The 64% of Americans who say big government will be the biggest threat to the country is just one percentage point shy of the record high, while the 26% who say big business is down from the 32% recorded during the recession. Relatively few name big labor as the greatest threat.
Americans' concerns about the threat of big government are near record-high levels. The Occupy Wall Street movement, focused on "fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations," has drawn much attention and a large following. Still, the majority of Americans do not view big business as the greatest threat to the country when asked to choose among big business, big government, and big labor. In fact, Americans' concerns about big business have declined significantly since 2009.
Additionally, while Occupy Wall Street isn't necessarily affiliated with a particular party, its anti-big business message may not be resonating with majorities in any party. Republicans, independents, and now close to half of Democrats are more concerned about the threat of big government than that coming from big business.
Shouldnt surprise most people. We all know that when corporations make mistakes thousands of people can be affected. But when the govt blunders the entire nation or in some instances nations feel the consequences. And not necessarily in the short run. It sometimes results in generational consequences. And in some instances it cannot be reversed.
So yeah - BIG Govt rightly should concern citizens with a dimes worth of common sense.