The Majority of the Political Elite Don’t Want Limits on Their Power

Posted on August 7, 2010


Shocking poll from Rasmussen. By a huge margin, the average citizen doesn’t  think the government should have unlimited power, proving that, at least to some extent, the populus is still sane.  But, the political class disagrees about putting limits on themselves.  It’s certainly an argument for term limits. After all, a lot of those politicians serve for decades and have a very hard time giving it up.  A certain Arizona senator comes to mind… 

From Rasmussen:  

Eighty-six percent (86%) of voters nationwide say there should be “limits on what the federal government can do.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only nine percent (9%) believe the federal government should be allowed to do most anything in this country. 

These views are overwhelming shared across virtually all partisan and demographic lines. 

The only exception is America’s Political Class. By a 54% to 43% margin, the Political Class believes the federal government should be allowed to do most anything. Mainstream voters reject that view by a 94% to three percent (3%) margin. (emphasis mine) 

Unbelievable that the political elite could want the power to do whatever they like?  Not so much.  Check out Representative Pete Stark (D-CA) (who once told a constituent he wouldn’t waste his urine by peeing on him) admit as much: 

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