Americans want government to sell Amtrak, car companies
Americans want government to sell of some of the liabilities it has assumed and created as a way to help relieve debt that taxpayers owe due to reckless spending:
New Rasmussen Reports national telephone polling shows that voters are evenly divided when asked if the U.S. government should sell some of the things it owns to help reduce the federal debt. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say yes, but 36% say no. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure.
But just 28% say the government should retain ownership of the Amtrak rail service for a long time. Fifty-seven percent (57%) think the government should sell Amtrak to private investors as soon as possible. Fifteen percent (15%) aren’t sure.
Voters feel even more strongly that the government should sell off its ownership stakes in General Motors and Chrysler. Seventy-six percent (76%) say the government should sell its ownership of the auto companies to private investors as soon as possible. Only 11% disagree and think the government should retain its shares of GM and Chrysler for a long time. These views remain virtually unchanged from June.
Unfortunately, Americans still want the government to run the Post Office, which is in financial ruin, and are opposed the selling of federally-owned land.