• The Onion: Majority of Government Doesn't Trust Citizens Either

    A lot of news sources are reporting on popular anger against the government these days. But how many are reporting on government anger against the populace?

    At a time when widespread polling data suggests that a majority of the U.S. populace no longer trusts the federal government, a Pew Research Center report has found that the vast majority of the federal government doesn't trust the U.S. populace all that much either…

    Out of 100 U.S. senators polled, 84 said they don't trust the U.S. populace to do what is right, and 79 said Americans are not qualified to do their jobs.

    "This is the same American populace that failed to prevent us from deregulating the banks that almost caused a complete economic meltdown last year," Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) said. "Year after year, they elect terrible officials who make terrible decisions on their behalf. The fact that I, Jim Bunning, am a two-term U.S. senator really shows you just how far Americans have gone off the rails."

    "I wouldn't trust anyone who voted me into office," he added.


    Tags: House of Representatives, Jim Bunning, Senate, The Onion

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