Chad’s Morning Brief: People Should Stop Looking to Government to Solve Their Problems, Obama’s Approval Rating Falls, and More
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of November 13, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
You Can't Rely on the Government
One of the greatest lessons that people could learn from the failure of Obamacare is that you can't rely on government. Everyday we are hearing more and more stories of everyday Americans losing their health insurance. Just last night it was reported that 1 million people in California will lose their coverage due to Obamacare. Many of these people probably voted for President Obama in 2012. In fact, many of the people who have lost their plans already probably voted for the President.
They did so because of a promise. They were promised more affordable (some thinking free) healthcare. They wanted to believe that government was the answer. They wanted to believe that the government would come in and make their lives better. Of course that isn't the case, but many of us saw this coming.
For those of us who prefer small/limited government, we knew that Obamacare wasn't the answer to a troubled system. We knew this not because we have special powers but because of evidence of government failures before. If you are like me then you don't look to the government to solve all the problems in the world.
The lesson people need to learn in this country is that government can't make your life better. It can't solve the problems in your life. Sadly, people will still look to government in the future to intervene in order to make life better. People will still call on their city council's to pass smoking bans and soda bans. People will call on the state and local governments to ban texting while driving. And people will call on the government to ban guns so we will all be safer. Instead of making a personal decision to change a habit, people will call on a lawmaker to make that change for them.
Will people learn from the failure of Obamacare? Sure, a few will. Sadly though most will continue to support big government because they want someone else to blame and they want little to no accountability. Want to make things better in your life? Hold yourself accountable. Easier said than done in many cases though.
President Obama's polling numbers continue to drop as American's are beginning to see the truth about Obamacare and the lies Obama sold to the American people. According to the Washington Times, a new poll shows Obama's job approval rating at 39%.
President Obama has reached his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since being elected president, with 39 percent of registered voters now approving of his job performance and 54 percent disapproving.
The numbers released Tuesday compare to a 45 percent/49 percent approval/disapproval split Oct. 1, before the partial government and problems with the rollout of his health care overhaul took hold. The previous low was a 41/55 split in October 2011 after that summer’s debt-ceiling standoff with Congress.
Nearly two-thirds of independents disapprove of the president’s job performance, and 91 percent of Republicans disapprove. Democrats approve by a 79 percent to 14 percent margin.
For the first time, voters say by a 52 percent to 44 percent margin that Mr. Obama is not honest and trustworthy.
“Like all new presidents, President Barack Obama had a honeymoon with American voters, with approval ratings in the high 50s,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “As the marriage wore on, he kept his job approval scores in the respectable, though not overwhelming, 40s. Today, for the first time it appears that 40 percent floor is cracking.”
“President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to the level of former President George W. Bush at the same period of his presidency,” Mr. Malloy added.
Obama may be polling where Bush was, but you certainly won't hear the same attitude from the media that they had for Bush. For years Bush was called the worst President ever. The media continued to slam President Bush over and over again. I have a feeling the coverage won't be the same this time.
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