Unemployment Displaces Dysfunctional Government As Top Problem in the U.S.

Gallup Poll


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans have a new No. 1 problem. Nearly one in four Americans mention jobs and unemployment as the most important problem facing the country, up from 16% in January. The government and politicians had topped the list since the government shutdown in October.

For the moment at least, right-wing Republicans have stopped deliberately trying to plunge us into another Great Depression. Maybe we can do start doing something about the mess they created. Too bad Dems have given up trying to re-take the House of Representatives. Howard Dean wouldn’t have given up if he were still in charge.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on February 18, 2014 - 9:17 pm


    I’m really glad to see you giving Howard Dean the credit he deserves for trying to save what’s still good about this country. When he became the DNC chairman, he had to fade into the background while trying to fight the powers in the Democratic party who don’t seem to care about winning. They only seem to care about staying comfortable with their millions and being the good cop phonies.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on February 18, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    Before the trolls show up here, I just want to reiterate that the Democrats have one or three good people in their party. The Republicans got NOTHIN’!

  3. #3 by brewski on February 18, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    Howard Dean agrees with Sarah Palin about death panels.

    The Democrats are giving up on the House and may also lose the Senate because the American people are not with them. The American people know lies when they hear them, they know corruption when they see it, they know cronyism when it exists, and they know losers when they have a D next to their name. The Democrats deserve to lose because they have done nothing but lie and run this country into the ground.

    Obama’s approval ratings right now are lower than W’s at the same time in his Presidency. That’s all you need to know.

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on February 18, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    brewski says:

    Howard Dean agrees with Sarah Palin about death panels.

    Tried to get out in front of the troll, to no avail. 🙁

    Howard Dean doesn’t like the ACA. He agrees with you brewski. He never said anything about the “death panels” and you know it.

    What is the pay scale for trolls? Can you be honest for once?

    • #5 by brewski on February 19, 2014 - 9:36 am

      Yes he did. Facts seem inconvenient to your feelings.

  5. #6 by Larry Bergan on February 18, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    That was probably cruel, but to stop being a troll, you only have to stop being a troll.

    Howard Dean never said he agreed with Sarah Palin about ANYTHING; let alone “death panels”. Come on brewski!

  6. #7 by cav on February 19, 2014 - 8:33 am

    “I really wish I could get across to certain of my liberal friends that both sides are funded by the Koch Brothers. You don’t get something like the DLC out of nowhere, and when the people who support it are so few and so fringy, there has to be a lot of money behind it to give it the profile – and the success – it’s had. “His book’s acknowledgments list only sixteen politicians but identify twenty people ‘whose support and generosity…made the DLC story possible.’ Among them are Jon Corzine, the disgraced financier and former New Jersey governor; Michael Steinhardt, a hedge fund manager, major Republican donor and founder of the defunct neoconservative New York Sun newspaper; and Rich Richman, who recently gave $10 million to Columbia University for a research center directed by R. Glenn Hubbard, former chair of George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors. (A Newsweek investigation in 2000 turned up some DLC underwriters that From doesn’t mention: Du Pont, Philip Morris, Merck and the Koch brothers.)” That’d be DLC power-boy Al From.”


    No place of Howard Dean.

  7. #8 by Larry Bergan on February 19, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    That’s some disturbing stuff cav. Glad I never donated to the DLC. I have heard bad things about it for years, but I hadn’t heard about those tidbits.

    No wonder things are so upside down.

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