As our new President approaches 100 days in office, 67% of dentists we surveyed don’t approve of the job he’s doing, and over half of respondents gave him a grade of D or F.
“He is a socialist and he does not have America’s best interests at heart!” declared one.
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Dentists’ biggest political concerns are taxes, the economic stimulus plan, and health care.
Dentists tend to be relatively high-income small businesspeople, and previous surveys indicate that dentists as a group tend to be significantly more conservative than the country as a whole. Prior to the primaries, a Wealthy Dentist survey found Mitt Romney to be the favorite candidate of dentists.
The President’s economic recovery plan has disappointed a number of dentists. “His wealth distribution is so backwards. I almost completely disagree with his entire economic strategy,” said a Washington dentist. Offered an Ohio dentist, “We have witnessed one of the greatest non-wartime spending sprees in our history. Only to now find out that what we thought we were getting (infrastructure) is to be replaced by pipe dreams (high speed rail and wind farms).”
Some urged patience before judging Obama’s policies. “It took a lot longer than 100 days to get us into this mess – it will take longer to get us out,” said a Florida dentist. Agreed a Michigan dentist, “He has been handed a tough job by President Bush’s mismanagement and lack of relevant focus.”
Others are certain the Obama administration will lead the US to disaster. “If we have another terrorist attack (God forbid), it will be Obama’s fault, pure and simple,” declared a Florida dental office worker. “He is taking our country down a dark road,” agreed another in Texas.
Some dentists felt alienated by the previous President. “The man inherited an absolute mess from the previous administration,” said a Texas dentist. “He is opening up diplomatic channels to a lot of countries we should have been talking to years ago. Because of the Bush administration and extremist neoconservative Republicans, I am out of the Republican Party.”