Sunday, April 20, 2008

Great news! Most people don't trust Govt to

"save" the economy. Citizens are much more perceptive than our pompous, pandering, peacock politicians would have us believe. Individual citizens are quite able to take care of their own personal economies if government will just leave us alone. Whether they are misdirected "good intentions" or simply the corruption of special interests, government has a much greater capability for screwing up the economy.

Link

Polling Data

How confident are you in your government’s ability to deal with the recent economic difficulties?


BRI

FRA

ITA

ESP

GER

USA

Very confident

2%

3%

3%

5%

--

1%

Rather confident

3%

10%

13%

20%

7%

6%

Somewhat confident

27%

37%

41%

40%

41%

42%

Not confident at all

68%

50%

43%

36%

52%

51%

Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,434 adults in the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Britain, conducted from Mar. 27 to Apr. 8, 2008. No margin of error was provided.