Terry Jeffrey

If no one earned more than $60,000 per year in this nation, a majority of Americans would still approve of the job Obama is doing.

Is there a lesson in this Gallup poll? Yes. The people who form the backbone of our society -- the married, churchgoing, hard-working, experienced members of our national community -- do not believe what Obama is doing today as president serves their interests.

In fact, it is not only their interests that are being disserved. Many Americans who are not among the married, churchgoing or prosperous today, would in the normal course of things become those things tomorrow. In this free country, younger people tend to grow older, get married, prosper and, in many circumstances, find their way back to church if they have strayed from it.

A bigger welfare state such as Obama envisions where more people are dependent on government and where the industrious must bear a greater financial burden to support the government will make it harder for all our children to live the American dream -- and join the demographic categories that disapprove of the job Obama is doing.

Terry Jeffrey

Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSNews

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