Saturday, April 28, 2012

People Still Trust Local Government. The Feds, Not So Much

Politico had an interesting report on a poll.   The upshot of it is that Americans overwhelmingly no longer trust FedGov, though they still trust state and local government to about the same degree they have for years.   The decline in trust in Fedgov accelerated after 2002.

I have often maintained that all real power ought to be local.  When "your" Congressman messes up, it is not so easy to get a hold of him and demand change.   Your local JP or even a state rep., is much more accessible.   In addition, if your local government messes up enough, it is an easy matter to move to a new town or even county.    It's not so easy to escape bad policy that is nation-wide.

1 Comments:

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9:11 PM, April 28, 2012  

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