Eldridge, San Leandro:
I must say I trust my local and state government more than my federal government. As far as trusting them overall, I don’t think that I necessarily do. Especially the federal government; they’re not thinking about the little man. They have no idea what it takes for me to live. And I think that they have all been in politics so long that they really just learn how to lie. I mean, they probably go in there with good intent, but with the money and the power and the prestige that comes with it, I think it just teaches them to lie. They lose all concern for the working man and for the little man. So I guess the answer to your question would be: No, I do not trust them.
Tom, Port Richmond:
I’m calling to speak about my local government, which is Richmond. No, I do not trust it. For good reason. It has a long history of being notoriously dishonest and disorganized. They just aren’t very functional or dependable, especially when it comes to certain departments. And it’s the reason why the city has a dubious reputation and doesn’t seem to want to change or improve to be progressive. It’s just stuck in a quagmire of whatever and it’s very disgusting to see this. Everything that’s important or controversial seems to be swept under the rug and just ignored and that’s disgusting as heck.
I do not trust my local, state, or federal government because they are pretty much only interested in representing people who have lots of money and I do not have that.
Emily, Santa Rosa:
I do trust my local government. I trust my state government. I trust some of my federal representatives. Although I am highly suspicious of this president and the GOP who has proven to be working with Russia and taking money, which is pretty deranged. So I don’t trust them but I do trust the process and I do trust that we are a democracy. Even if there are people in power that I don’t agree with or that I don’t like or that I don’t trust, I do trust that we have a pretty good system.