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Here's Steve -- -- -- broken our back as well.
Along with Steve we've got badly needs impacted out you know see you think about it that's the essence of this problem.
-- -- governor has gotten so big so clueless so distant so inept that.
We shouldn't wonder why we're so ticked off.
Yeah and by the way -- as you said it's not just big government it's big labor.
Guys -- -- big media that they have added big business but it.
It's not made by -- -- -- -- -- -- not -- -- of what I would make about they these negative reactions to governor right now you know I've been in this business a long time about 2530 years and what I have noticed -- Is that the public approval ratings for government in Washington.
Is in virtually related to how big it is so any time you see a big -- -- government spending like we've seen in the last three or four years it's not uncommon for people to become very disillusioned with the promise of big government.
And for those -- to do well to really fall drastically I think that's the fact that we're seeing here -- tried to do so much and they're trying to do to watch and people don't see it working and therefore it should follow like a stock.
Had been -- and it.
Well at first a little sad for me to think about my fellow Americans -- so pessimistic about our system of government if you look at the design.
Our system of government and the competition I think it's the best that -- kind of ever come up -- But I think people are responding to that survey question and not thinking about constitutional design for government they're thinking about our government -- -- functions today the government that is.
I think about 3500 new regulations every year trying to tell us what kind of -- Lightbulbs a violent kind of dishwasher -- we -- -- how much salt should be our big when government attempts to solve every problem.
Of course they're gonna fail that creates a lot of pessimism among people.
You know pat.
Is it just the size of government or is it just the -- -- clear more calamities that that that have been created by -- It is both the size and the scope of what government does number one -- a lot of people would like government be more effective or efficient.
It is also the corruption of government which extends to both political parties today -- spears has a poll showing the congress at 6% approval.
You have a political class made up of Democrats and Republicans who played their game.
Both of whom 82% of the American people believe along with the unions big corporations banks and other.
Or reading the system for themselves to the detriment of the country that will appeal when you have three quarters the American people.
Who consistently believe.
That they do when asked whether the government -- Washington operates with the consent of the American people.
And three quarters say you know what that's what I keep saying is it pre revolutionary moment everything going on when Obama has been doing the way these scandals are playing out.
All of this suspending what you -- on the iris videos that contempt the word is content.
That Washington both the establishment Republicans and Obama and established Democrats have.
That are driving these numbers let's not pretend it's some kind of ideological difference it is a class of people in business for themselves.
You know I'm looking at the sell -- today Steve and and one of the reasons for it as we take a look at what was going on the corner -- -- Was this feared that.
Some -- -- good news we got is going to prompt the Fed to take the punch bowl away or at least I got grabbed a smaller -- ball right.
-- and if that is weird in a sense because -- the last bastion of trust we have in the last adults in the room whether you agree or disagree what the Fed has been doing.
You know trying to forcibly keep interest rates low is -- he's the only one -- at getting something that is the only adult in the room if he pulls away.
Then then Katie bar the door I mean -- we've got no -- It audio I decide -- on a plane the other night.
The -- -- -- powerful Oz I don't know if you've seen it yet but you know he's the man the man behind the outcry dried out they don't -- all I can think about a joke I'm punching -- what is that's Ben Bernanke right we have so much we have put so much trust that this guy -- we've we've vote put the -- economy on the shoulders.
And you're right I mean every time he Snead says people think oh my gosh the economy is gonna -- I still remained somewhat bullish about this economy right now actually the one.
Interesting part that we haven't luncheon is if you look over the last two years -- Actually government spending is starting to fall a little bit after those huge highs after the big stimulus and all the bailouts so the direction at least stepped up big government Washington is coming down from an all time high.
Do you think it is happily though I mean I you -- -- is it's missing as well earlier about.
Our history -- big government is that in the beginning you know.
We we seem to like what it can promise and then we see what it delivers and we -- almost recoil -- where are we in -- loved -- states.
Well when we look at that this trust -- pessimism and in this poll.
It's tempting to blame it all on the recent scandal you know IRS the -- -- got the but the trend has been downward for about forty years people have at Los -- -- -- and government so I would be very.
We elect a guy -- wait a minute that we elected a guy who promised more of evidence that he would deliver more that he -- -- reelected time.
You know what he said he said that the question as an add it as the government to bigger too small but whether it works right thing sort of pretending to be a post partisan kind of guy and -- and that's -- I think he.
He got elected but the -- big government is never over it's it's always going to be a struggle.
I'm person agrees with Ronald Reagan when he says.
Freedom is always wind generation away from extinction so we're gonna have this -- forever and ever amen.
I'm wondering -- -- whether all of these scandals.
Had -- government or at least people's perception of government and the good it can do when they're thinking you know we can do a lot more bad.
No you know I don't think of the spectrum and all because I don't -- and -- stop them.
The fact is you know the public is so far ahead of we've said this enables -- Wall Street Journal poll you were -- of shows public knowledge of -- -- and IRS and the abuse.
Of the First Amendment the the AP.
-- and -- are being far far more followed the -- former cynical having makes very important point.
This poll shows that this is a forty or decline after Watergate 55%.
Of people had more confidence our confidence our system of government.
Where do that number is severely down on this poll to almost it's almost single digits is so bad.
You know what we have is a government this government is location because of political class -- -- because they're not being challenged.
When I hear Steve White -- great he'll talk about them -- -- -- did Ben Bernanke and you.
You know he's right his analogy is right to mr.
-- the phony.
He has been popping up the market to protect the banks and to protect Wall Street money.
And no doubt let up until well he said hello -- they always say hello I'm saying is.
If that that's their last brush with the hope you can obviously so everybody else -- that on that would I don't think either of us are are arguing that point what we're saying is.
You take him away less government guy they like standing.
For whatever -- there's reason why -- I -- -- would whites that.
I'm not sure there's not a lot not a hater he had wanted to -- you -- a lover not a hater.
I know that I don't know maybe I'm just -- realists update on his understand what bit where Jimmy Carter how -- -- -- realists -- Guys seriously thank you I had no idea -- -- all right guys thank you very very much as well let's.
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