A New Level Of Distrust

A new poll out today shows that Obama’s indifference and incompetence has shattered the dreams and expectations of many millennials who have lost much trust in him and the federal government. Although when you promise to heal the planet and cause the oceans to recede, and then wind up having trouble getting a new trade agreement with Japan almost 6 years later, it’s easy to see how one can be left a little disappointed.

trust-box-chart

Just think of what the next President will “inherit” from Obama – $18+ trillion in debt; anemic economic growth; delayed ACA regulations; a current regulatory environment that is strangling the economy; persistently high unemployment; an emboldened Russia and Iran; a mess in Syria and Egypt; a distrustful Israel; and a divided country like never before.

However, great opportunity usually can be found in difficult times, and now is the time for conservatives to speak to this generation and others who are now much more receptive to a conservative message, and let them know unequivocally that (in the famous words of Ronald Reagan), “government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem”. In fact, this entire current social and economic situation we find ourselves in is very reminiscent of 1979 and the end of Jimmy Carter’s disastrous administration. The only question is – what is the misery index number?

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10 thoughts on “A New Level Of Distrust

  1. Retired Spook April 29, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Too bad they didn’t see the light about 18 months earlier.

  2. Cluster April 29, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    The Democrats indifference and incompetence are starting to have effects at the state level as well:

    A half-century ago, Toyota and other Japanese brands clustered in southern California when they began their assault on the U.S. market because California offered the single best market opportunity for Asian brands coming to America and because the state’s location closest to Japan made logistics easiest.
    For most of the time since then, California’s justified reputation as America’s automotive, societal, cultural, and economic bellwether continued to ratify the Japanese brands’ focus there. Consider how Toyota was able to grow its Prius hybrid line into the segment’s dominant brand by starting with an emphasis in California.
    But now Toyota and most of it Japanese rivals are treating North America like their domestic market — meaning that a California lens isn’t always the best one. Maybe a new headquarters in Flyover Country will be.
    Toyota’s oldest U.S. manufacturing operations, for example, are in Georgetown, Ky. The company now is making Corollas in Mississippi and exporting them to Latin America. It produces vehicles from Indiana to Alabama. And Toyota performs much of its engineering work in Michigan.
    Plano is closer to all of those places than Torrance is. And while there’s still a significant divide between Toyota’s engineering and manufacturing operations, and the sales and marketing folks, the changing nature of the auto business means they need to get closer all the time.
    Nissan made the first such move anyway, leaving its U.S. sales headquarters in California and relocating Nissan North America to Nashville in 2006.
    Besides, California’s business climate is becoming an even bigger downer. California has become infamous with business executives and owners there not only for high tax rates and complex taxing schemes but also for overzealous regulations and regulators that have managed to stifle the entrepreneurial energy of thousands of companies.
    Even Hollywood movie studios have been souring about producing flicks in California, increasingly reckoning that the sweet tax breaks and assistance packages now offered by so many other states offset the legacy advantages and ideal production climate in California.
    About the only vast remaining pocket of dynamism in the California economy is Silicon Valley, where the mastery of the global digital economy by companies ranging from Google GOOG +1.88% to Hewlett-Packard HPQ +2.33% has become so complete that they have been able to succeed despite the home-state business landscape.
    In the annual Chief Executive magazine “Best States / Worst States” ranking that surveys CEOs for their opinions, Texas has been holding on to the No. 1 spot for a while; California seems permanently relegated to No. 50.
    As Automotive News put it, “Despite the deep, creative talent pool in greater Los Angeles, doing business in California has become more expensive for companies and their workers.” Bestplaces.net said that the cost of living for employees is 39 percent higher in Torrance than in Plano, and housing costs are 63 percent lower in Plano.
    Thus, over the last 10 years, the Lone Star State has stolen so many jobs from the paragon of the Pacific Coast that Toyota’s reported move should come as no big surprise.

  3. M. Noonan April 29, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    The recent revelations about Benghazi have got me thinking that we do need to consider impeachment – not because it will work. It won’t. Even in January when, it is hoped, the GOP holds a majority in the Senate, we will not get to 67 Senators to convict. No matter what the evidence, there are going to be at least 34 Democrat Senators (and two or three GOPers) who will vote in Obama’s favor. The reasons for this are varied, but the most crucial reason, for the Democrats, is that they cannot afford it – if they vote to impeach the first black President, millions of African-American voters will sit out 2016, thus handing the White House to the GOP. But, still, I think it should be done – it should be done to put it on record that the government of the United States of America admits to what Obama has been doing and that future Presidents had better beware.

    • Cluster April 30, 2014 / 8:26 am

      The recent email revelations in Benghazi are extremely damning to the administration but as usual, there is scant coverage of it on the MSM. The Progressive Media is complicit with this administration at that is the real crime. If we had an honest press, our country would not be in the position it is. We would not have a second term of Obama, we would not have the ACA, we would not have expanding debt levels, we would have a keystone pipeline, we would have lower unemployment, we would have a sensible domestic energy policy, we would be working on tax reform, on regulatory reform, and on entitlement reform. In short – we would be doing what adults should be doing.

    • Amazona April 30, 2014 / 1:21 pm

      Clearly this explains why global warming climate change is the biggest problem facing the world today.

      Or has that officially been replaced by “income inequality”?

  4. Mark Moser May 5, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    If they count the nubmer of insurance policies sold, how in the heck can they calculate the misery index?

  5. Mark Moser May 5, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    If they can’t count the number of insurance policies they’ve sold, how in the heck can they calculate the misery index with any degree of reliability?

    • M. Noonan May 6, 2014 / 1:13 am

      You take the total number of people who have so much as breathed on the ObamaCare website, multiply by the square of Jay Carney’s burning pants, carry The One and, presto!, you’ve got your number.

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