Does This Mean the Tea Party Wins?

“There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  I’ve seen that quote attributed to everyone from Disraeli to Mark Twain.  Maybe Twain was quoting Disraeli?  Anyway, I’m not sure what to think of this statistic because I really want to believe it and that always makes me suspicious.

Gallup recently conducted a poll, which indicated that the vast majority of Americans view big government as the biggest threat to the country – well over big business and big labor.

In your opinion, which of the following will be the biggest threat to the country in the future -- big business, big labor, or big government? 1965-2011 trend

It’s interesting because I keep hearing on the mainstream media that the Tea Party is dead and OWS…  Well, I guess that’s probably dead too but I think the MSM considers (or hopes) it to be more relevant than the Tea Party.  But if this poll is to be believed, then the most Americans are in greater sympathy with the small government Tea Party philosophy and the anti-big business philosophy of OWS isn’t relevant at all.

Has the Tea Party won?  Is this wishful thinking on my part?

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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