Bill O'Reilly: ‘A Stagnant Society Is a Weak Society’
A new Gallup poll asked Americans what they worry about.
The poll found that 88 percent were worried about the economy, 80 percent were concerned about federal spending and the deficit, 77 percent were worried about health care, 77 percent were concerned about unemployment, 76 percent were worried about hunger and homelessness, and 75 percent felt concerned about the Social Security system.
According to the Gallup poll, crime and violence were a concern for 70 percent of respondents, and 68 percent were worried about the power of the federal government. The possibility of terror attacks worried 63 percent, drug use concerned 63 percent, illegal immigration worried 57 percent and climate change concerned 49 percent.
“So as usual, money issues dominate, security is second and theoretical situations, like climate change, are way down the list,” Bill O’Reilly said in his Talking Points Memo.
“To be fair, every American should support a cleaner environment,” he said. “U.S. industry should be given tax breaks to develop alternative fuels and more efficient cars because getting away from fossil fuels is a good thing.”
O’Reilly said that President Obama should have approved the Keystone XL pipeline already, which he said would help the economy, hurt Russia and would not negatively affect the environment, according to all credible studies.
“The Gallup poll proves once again, the economy is the big dog,” O’Reilly said. “The Factor” host said the country is getting weaker because America isn’t generating enough good jobs in private sectors so that workers can move up.
“A stagnant society is a weak society,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly said November elections are important and will determine whether America wants to return to a robust private business or stay with the big government philosophy.
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