When it comes to health care decisions, 51% of the nation’s voters fear the federal government more than private insurance companies. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% hold the opposite view and fear the insurance companies more. Seven percent (7%) are not sure who they fear the most.Don Surber speculates on the results:
Among those who have insurance, 53% fear the government more than insurance companies while 39% take the opposite view. Those without insurance fear the insurance companies more.
Adults under 30 fear the insurance companies more while those in their 40s are evenly divided. However, a solid majority of those over 40 fear the government more.
These findings help explain fears by some of a government "takeover" of health care under the reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats.
The liberal point of view is that we are subjects to the crown and that the state will take care of us.That would explain the religious fervor of this Craigslist ad, which validates Iowahawk's brilliant parody.
The conservative point of view is that we are citizens and the state should mainly stay out of our way.
I found this interesting, "Most of those who attend church at least once a month fear the government more. Those who rarely or never attend church or religious services fear private insurance companies more."
Could it be that a belief in God trumps a belief in government -- or that government has replaced God in the lives of some people?