Asked at the Monterey County Superior Courthouse.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Q: What is our government doing well?
Follow-up: What issue receives too much coverage?
CATHERINE MANNING | Retired Model | Seaside
A: Taking over our lives. They’re censoring us and taking away our freedom of speech. They tell us what we can and cannot say and what we can and cannot take. We don’t really have control of our own lives anymore.
Enough Conflict: The war.
DENNIS MUIR | Business Owner | Monterey
A: The state has a great rehabilitation program. It is helping a lot of people who have needed a second chance to become productive citizens. The new job training programs are really good.
Ancient History: Politicians’ pasts.
JOANNA PHEISTER | Investment Banker | Carmel
A: Collecting taxes. There’s nobody on Earth who collects more taxes than the federal government. No one in the world can top their ability to take money from people. I’d give ‘em an A+ for that.
Mistakes Happen: Politicians’ incompetence.