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MADISON — From the excesses of the Environmental Protection Agency to the pandemic power trip at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a majority of Americans believe Big Government has gotten, well, much too big.

A new poll from Convention of States Action finds 55% of voters say federal bureaucracies have grown too large and only serve their own political interests. The survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted by renowned pollster The Trafalgar Group from July 24-28, also finds just a third (33.1%) of those surveyed believe the federal government is not too big and its agencies are effectively implementing the laws of congress. Another 8.4% weren’t sure.

“A majority of voters now fundamentally believe that the very federal government which exists to serve and protect citizens is no longer on their side. They see the government as too large, too invasive, and as an obstacle to their living the American dream,”  said Mark Meckler, former CEO of Parler and President of Convention of States Action.

The federal government is represented by some 9 million workers, about 6% of the total U.S. Workforce. Its presence and power, however, are outsized — from the massive collection of tax collectors at the Internal Revenue Service to the politics-injecting educrats at the Department of Education.

Trust in the growing Big Government has plummeted. Only two-in-10 Americans say they trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (2%) or “most of the time” (19%), according to the Pew Research Center poll.

“Trust in the government has declined somewhat since last year, when 24% said they could trust the government at least most of the time,” Pew notes.

That might have something to do with not only the monstrous size of Big Government, but its inaction, inefficacy, and inconsistency. Over the past two years, with the cover of COVID, many federal workers aren’t even showing up to their taxpayer-funded offices.

“(S)ome federal agencies reported that during the pandemic, telework hours comprised more than 80% of total work time. Full-time telework increased during the pandemic as well—14 of the agencies we spoke with had at least a quarter of teleworking employees doing so full time,” according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report issued in February.

The Convention of States Action poll offers some interesting takeaways.

  • 7 percent of Independents believe federal bureaucracies are too big and only serve their own political interests. 32.8 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective.
  • 9 percent of Republicans believe federal bureaucracies are too big. 5.7 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective.
  • 3 percent of Democrats believe federal bureaucracies are too big. 72.7 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective.
  • 5 percent of Hispanic voters believe federal bureaucracies are too big and only serve their own political interests. 29.8 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective.
  • 4 percent of White voters believe federal bureaucracies are too big and only serve their own political interests. 29.9 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective
  • 7 percent of Black voters believe federal bureaucracies are too big and only serve their own political interests. 49.3 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective.
  • 31 percent of Asian voters believe federal bureaucracies are too big and only serve their own political interests. 56.5 percent believe they serve the American people and are effective.

“The only way to fix this seemingly-impossible problem is an Article V Convention of States, which polling also shows is supported by a huge majority of Americans,” Meckler said. “Working together, a Convention of States will empower states to reign in the federal government, but the brakes on its growth, and end ‘permanent Washington’.”

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