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Economy and Inflation Hands Down Top Issue for 2022 Voters
(Austin, TX—May 5, 2022) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted April 24th through April 27th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.
“The worsening economy and rising prices are far and away the most important issues the American voters are focusing on this year, yet the Biden administration continues to show how out of touch they are with everyday Americans on basic economic issues,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “As alarming news broke of our country’s GDP dropping further than expected, President Biden was busy hinting at forgiveness of student loans, and now they are using the leak from the Supreme Court to shift the narrative to social issues. But Americans want to see common-sense leadership and priority placed on fixing our economy, and to date Biden and his fellow Democrats have provided none of that, instead focusing on a multitude of issues which won’t help the average American.”
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KEY INSIGHT: Economy and Pocketbook Dominates American Voters Focus in Leadup to 2022 Mid-Terms:
38.5 percent of American voters say that lowering inflation and fixing the economy is the most important issue to them in the upcoming 2022 elections.
15.9 percent say addressing climate change
11.3 percent say ensuring racial and social equity
11 percent say securing the border
7 percent say developing more natural gas and oil production in the U.S.
6.5 percent say ending the Russia/Ukraine war
6.3 percent say funding police and lowering crime rates
3.6 say addressing China aggression against U.S. interests
KEY INSIGHT: Independents and Republicans Focused on Fixing Economy While Democrats are Divided Between Economy and Climate Change:
41.7 percent of Independent voters say fixing the economy and lowering inflation is their top concern in 2022 midterm elections, 15.8 percent say addressing climate change, and 13 percent say ensuring racial and social equity
48.2 percent of Republican voters say fixing the economy and lowering inflation is their top concern in 2022 midterm elections, 21 percent say securing the border, and 9.1 percent say developing more natural gas and oil production in the U.S.
27.6 percent of Democrat voters say fixing the economy and lowering inflation is their top concern in 2022 midterm elections, 27.4 percent say addressing climate change, and 18.3 percent say ensuring racial and social equity.
About Convention of States Action—Boasting a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.
Physicians for COS
The diagnosis is clear.We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.
No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.
Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.
This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.
The treatment is also clear.
The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.
I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA