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80 percent of Americans are angry at the government

Published time: July 20, 2011 17:32
Edited time: July 20, 2011 22:48
American's aren't all too happy with the US government.

American's aren't all too happy with the US government.

Here’s some breaking news: Americans are angry at the government! A new poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post reveal that dissatisfaction with the US political system is at its highest in nearly 20 years.

The results of the poll reflect that the last time frustrations amounted to this level was in 1992 during an economic downturn that plagued the end of President George H.W. Bush’s first and only presidency. Now 19 years later, American opposition to Washington is at a nearly two decade high.

When polled on their thoughts regarding the federal government, 80 percent of those surveyed told researchers that they were either dissatisfied or even angry with the current state of government. This statistic marks an increase in 11 points from a month earlier, suggesting that the debt ceiling drama dominating both Capitol Hill and the White House is to blame for the sentiment. Despite weeks of attempted negations, Congress has yet to settle a way to deal with the debt limit crisis as the country gets closer and closer to the August 2 deadline imposed by the Treasury.

This week’s poll also reveals that, though President Obama’s approval rating in regards to handling the economy is at its lowest ever, congressional Republicans are only seeing an endorsement of 28 percent of the country. Both Obama and the GOP are also scorned particularly for their inability to handle the deficit and US taxes.

American angst is nearly double what it was in the year 2000. Since frustrations were last this high back in 1992, the US has witnessed the September 11 terrorist attacks, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, Bill Clinton’s sex scandals, the FBI firebombing of the Branch Davidian compound and eight glorious years of the George W Bush administration.

Good going, federal government!

Comments (4)


Justin Anderson 15.05.2014 17:05

I am hurt by this article, I love the government. We would be lost sheep without the big corps to guide us. They may seem devious and hurtful at times, but that's because they know what's best for us and ALWAYS keep the people's best interest in mind. For all those who oppose the government, you should consider yourselves lucky that you were forsaken by the almighty leaders. You see, I used to be like you, but once I attended a mandatory re-patriotism camp I was shown the error of my ways and now have more faith in our government than ever. Praise Monsanto! Praise Wall Street! As they lead us to the NWO! :)


Kyle Grooters 29.08.2013 12:51

PetranoEsq 24.07.2011 13:27

Many "dissatisfied' Americans (myself incl.) have no doubt 9/11 was orchestrated by the Bush White House and subsequently perpetuated by the Obama White House, as a false pretext to continue the $costly, tragic wars Iraq/Afghanistan (and everywhere else) ongoing.


Don't forget it was the bases of the Patriot Act and NDAA that eliminates or Bill of Rights.


Kyle Grooters 29.08.2013 12:50

Wrong Maxwell! I am American and I feel betrayed by the government for letting big Corps run them! Government gives big Corps the powers to walk all over and eliminate small business. They are a tandum unit that should have never been connected.

Last time I checked it wasn't capitalism taking us to war, that was government. The idiots in this country have your view. The people using their brains here know that it's the combine action of both Govt and Big business that is killing this country.

Go wave your marxist flag in the woods.

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