The Government - Do You Trust It?

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    These days, the government handles many of our nations finial decisions that have the ability to affect many aspects of our ordinary lives. The question is though - do you trust the government's ability to use our money wisely?
     
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    I trust government that I have some small amount of control over much much much more than I trust corporations over which the people have ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL except by government.

    Basically I don't trust those in power, generally, though, no matter what the source of their power.
     
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    "The Government" means several different things. By this, do you mean Congress, who allocates funds? Do you mean the different branches of federal employees who are tasked with completing the directives of Congress? Or, do you mean the voters? Since we live in a representational democracy, we really do get the "government" we deserve. Do you mean your local, state or federal government? They are all separate and rather distinctive, and they all have different mandates.

    Do I trust Congress? Not many of them, though I do think my local representative is rather sensible, and I love that he is leading a fiscally conservative group of moderate democrats whose views on most subjects parallel my own: Blue Dog Coalition

    Do I trust the local government here (I live in an area overseen by county commissioners): About as far as I could throw them, though I think our school superintendent rocks.

    Do I trust my state representatives: Hell to the no. The woman just elected to represent us in the Florida house can't even balance her own damn checkbook. I do like Charlie Crist, the governor, though I think Bill McCollum, our AG, is an ass.

    Do I trust federal employees: I'm 50/50 on this one. I've worked with a mix of both competent and incompetent folks in federal government. i wouldn't want to draw any far-reaching conclusions about them.
     
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    I don't trust IT and I never will.
     
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    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

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    Absolutely not.
     
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    It's unamerican to trust the government, says so in our laws.
     
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    People who trust "the government" per se are idiots.
     
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    Nobody has to trust the government. Why do you really trust the government?
     

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