Okay, Gallup did not really call us a bunch of whiners; that’s my label, and here’s why:
According to the latest poll, Americans collectively believe that lobbyists, major corporations, banks and financial institutions, the federal government, labor unions, state governments and the courts, legal system and judges all have “too much power.”
Our citizens would love to have it both ways. If lobbyists, corporations and the banks have too much power, the solution seemingly would be more government regulation—only we believe the government has too much power, too.
Hmmm…if only there were a way for the average American to express his views and change how our country works…
According to Dr. Michael McDonald of George Mason University, 41.6 percent of the voting eligible population (VEP) actually voted in the 2010 elections. Minnesota led the nation with a 55.9 percent turnout (apparently there were no hockey games scheduled last November 2), while the District of Columbia came in DFL at 28.9 percent.
Way to exercise your rights, America!
I guess it’s a lot easier to kvetch than it is to vote. So shut up, already. We have the country we deserve.