Fresh polling today adds to the mounting data that voters are turned-off on government, politicians, and our post-democratic process in general. Rasmussen reported today that a new survey shows that 81 percent of likely voters in the United States describe the federal government as "corrupt," with 33 percent describing it as "very corrupt." Just 16 percent disagree, including the 2 percent (yes, only 2 percent) who describe government as "not at all corrupt." Here is the survey question:
National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
Conducted January 28 and 31, 2016
By Rasmussen Reports
Would you describe the federal government today as very corrupt, somewhat corrupt, not very corrupt or not at all corrupt?
33% Very corrupt
48% Somewhat corrupt
14% Not very corrupt
2% Not at all corrupt
3% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence
Now pay attention to these numbers: Women view government as "corrupt" more than men (84 percent to 79 percent), as do young voters more than seniors (81 percent to 75 percent).
89 percent of Republicans, 85 percent of Independents, and 70 percent of Democrats view government as "corrupt." 75 percent of black voters view government as "corrupt."
69 percent of voters believe "most government contracts are awarded to the company with the most political connections" rather than one that can "provide the best service for the best price."
Do most government contracts get awarded to the company that can provide the best service for the best price or to the company with the most political connections?
21% Awarded to the company that can provide the best service for the best price
69% Awarded to the company with the most political connections
11% Not sure
To understand why voters feel the way they do, you need only look at what is going to take place tomorrow in the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
While Democrats like Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Sacco) are promising to make New Jersey's historically high child poverty the Legislature's top concern, critters like Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Norcross) have pushed poor children aside in favor of the top issue of the swingers' lobby -- women with penises. You know how it is, poor children can't afford a lobbyist. Rich and influential sexual swingers can buy whatever strikes their fancy.
The swingers want to see legislation (S-283) passed so that a man, with a penis, can become a legal "woman", simply by saying that he is seeing a therapist and then re-submitting his birth certificate to reflect his "new sex". No surgery required.
And it won't be recorded as an "amended" birth certificate. It will be filed as the original. The government will pretend that it can go back in time to correct the "perception" of the doctors and nurses who saw a child with a penis and checked "male". The government will, in fact, lie and pretend that the attending physician checked "female" when, of course, he did not.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will be holding a hearing on S-283. The public hearing will be held at 11AM in Committee Room 4, on the First Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton, New Jersey.
Senator Joseph Vitale (D-McGreevey), a man with no medical or psychological training and therefore totally unqualified to preside over this subject matter, is chairman of the committee. Both he and Senator Sweeney, another of our elected "leaders" who managed to make it through the twelfth grade, will no doubt give excuses for why they support S-283. But as they do, think of how much money the swingers' lobby has stuffed down their trousers.