“During the contest of opinion through which we have past, the animation of discussions & of exertions has sometimes worn an aspect which might impose on strangers unused to think freely, and to speak and to write what they think, but this being now decided by the voice of the nation, enounced according to the rules of the constitution, all will of course arrange themselves under the will of the law, & unite in common efforts for the common good.” – Thomas Jefferson, First Inagural Address
What did he/she say?
“The disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country has never been greater. Why can’t the political class in the District of Columbia produce a fiscal product that voters, taxpayers and investors are willing to consume?
According to The Washington Post, voters want smaller government and fewer government services by a large 58 percent to 38 percent margin. Pollster Scott Rasmussen reveals that 61 percent of voters believe tax cuts help the economy, that 59 percent think tax cuts are a better job-creation tool than increased government spending and that another 59 percent believe higher deficits hurt the economy.
Rasmussen also reports that a full 83 percent of Americans blame the deficit on the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending. And get this: In a whopper of a poll result, The New York Times reports that 75 percent of Americans dislike Congress.
This is why there’s a political revolt out there. Washington just doesn’t get it.” – Lawrence Kudlow, The Washington, D.C., Disconnect