Asssigned Reading: 80% Want Government to Sell Stake in GM, Chrysler Right Now
(FROM: Rasmussen Reports)
If the mainstream press covers this poll result at all, they will undoubtedly make it about cars. It’s not about cars — it’s about government. This poll result, that four out of five Americans want the government out of the automotive business, is a referendum on the expansion of the federal government under President Barack Obama.
To a certain degree, I’d bet we would see similar–though likely not as stark–results with regard to other industries such as banking and energy . . . if the arguments against government interference are made well and disseminated effectively.
And that’s why I believe the GOP must distill its message down to the proper role of government. People don’t want the government in their lives, and this Rasmussen poll show it.