Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gallup Poll: 74% Of Americans Dissatisfied With Country's Direction

U.S. President Barack Obama

A Gallup poll revealed a whopping 74% of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going in. Too bad the government is not listening, as unproven financial and social policies threaten to uproot America as the nation knows it, replacing it with a financially weakened, socialized society run by a government that ceases to recognize its democratic roots.

America is going in the wrong direction. However, the commanders of the ship, are intent on having their way, with the will of the people a secondary concern. Obama is succumbing to all the pitfalls Bush did, in believing the hype and not making the relation that it is about the office of the presidency and not them.

The fawning, special attention and international focus may make it seem like the world revolves around the man, but it is the office of the Presidency people are focusing on and what it means for them if things unravel.

To make the mistake of letting the title go to one's head, believing one is invincible and can do whatever one pleases, whether it is legal but immoral or illegal and based in corruption, is self-deceit that will bring one down to the lowest levels of society. Just ask President Bush and Nixon, who left office in disgrace.

When a head of state forgets who they are, believing they are greater than the job or it is solely about them, they inevitably fall at the hands of an angry populace.

Bush forgot who he was and engaged in treachery to get ahead that ended up setting the nation back decades, breaking him and regrettably America in the process. Obama has broken campaign promises and is recklessly spending America into a financial catastrophe, as poor oversight of the corporate sector continues.

His FBI and DOJ do not have a firm grasp on the terrorism problem that threatens America in so many ways, with hateful plotters making plans for new attacks on American buildings and airlines.

Said government agencies are more interested in how much money they can extract from Congress, who has been free with the national checkbook, issuing taxpayer funded checks, subsiding failure at the FBI and DOJ, who can't even get a computer system together, where many millions of dollars are unaccounted for.

The CIA continues to cause offense in the international community with illegal operations that defies everything America says it stands for in the world. Smaller nations have been bullied and upended by individuals acting on behalf of the U.S. government, creating unnecessary ill-will in the world, endangering Americans. It's a vicious cycle.

At the end of the day, this is not what the average American wants. That is someone else's political agenda on steroids. The average American wants a home, a stable job, proper education for their children, a reliable car and financial stability.

The political conflicts and financial corruption in government and the corporate sector, is a terrible sideshow being run by less than 1% of the U.S. population, also known as the rich and famous, who clearly have too much time and money on their hands to be creating this mischief, negatively impacting the rest of the nation and the world.