Sept. 11 an inside job versus Americans who think stimulus worked

I’m not exactly certain how to write the headline for this post, but in a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, only 6 percent of Americans believed the $787 billion stimulus program created any jobs. So, in comparison, how many think Sept. 11 was an inside job or involves a government cover-up?

Hat tip to Gateway Pundit who provides us a link to the full poll and this poll question. Click to enlarge.

In a Twitter post, JasonMattera wonders about the comparison to the number of Americans who think 9/11 was an inside job. No need to wonder Jason! We’ve got all sorts of polling data about that exact question, and the second one listed below is from the same source who asked if the stimulus worked!

I’m not sure if there is any recent polling data, but here are some results I found…

Example 1: 16 percent of Americans speculate that secretly planted explosives, not burning passenger jets, were the real reason the massive twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Example 2: A New York Times/CBS News poll, where we have trends and everything!

So by the fall of 2006, 28 percent of Americans polled thought the Bush administration was “mostly lying” about the events of Sept. 11.

As a reminder, 6 percent of Americans today think the $787 billion stimulus actually created jobs.


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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. GdavidH on February 16, 2010 at 4:41 am

    How do the "truthers" explain the giant hole in the Pentagon and the evidence from the not completely destroyed plane at the site???

  2. shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

    using "truther" in the way people do is the same as the lefties who say "tea baggers" btw….

    With that said, I have no idea if it was an "inside job".  I do know that people who have the attitude that this couldnt happen because people in power would never kill 3,000 innocent people are grossly naive.

    I don't think the issue is really was there planes that hit whatever….the issue is was there preknowledge of this attack.  There is very real evidence supporting this.  Members of the 9/11 commission have said they were under funded and not given access to everything they needed to complete a competent investigation.  Once again, if there is no conspiracy, well the governments shotty handling of the entire thing is to blame.  Even if there is no conspiracy, I'd rather live in a country where people have the guts to at least ask the difficult questions. 

    Even if that pisses off some people who fall for anything wrapped in a flag.

    • Steve McGough on February 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

      "truther" is the same as "tea-bagger"? I think not. I'm not open to idiots like Rosy O'Donnell claiming "steel does not burn." There was no inside job. There was no mass exodus of Jews out of the towers before the attack, there was no missile, there was no bomb that took out Tower 7 … There were 19 terrorists on that day that attacked the United States in an act of war.

      Did we not connect the dots? You bet, intelligence screwed up.

      If you ask stupid questions, don't be surprised if people think you are nuts.

    • shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 7:07 am

      What happened to the black boxes.  The black boxes not being found were the 1st time that has ever happened.

      There are plenty of reasonable questions that have been asked during that day.  Not every question is stupid and not all the people asking the questions think some space beams blew stuff up.   If you go to the site you will find many many people still asking these questions, they are survivors and family members of those who died that day.

      The offician investigation afterwards was poorly done.

  3. shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 5:25 am

    btw the tea parties have been completely infiltrated by neocon scum….i hope some of you realize that

    • Steve McGough on February 16, 2010 at 6:20 am

      Care to provide a link or two referring to the "neocon scum" that have "infiltrated" the TEA Parties?

    • shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 7:01 am

      The tea party was born out of the ron paul revolution, there are now tea party candidates running against Ron Paul.

      The proof is just observable.  Look at who is now acting as the spokesman, Mr. Glenn Beck, a guy who had previously spoken about how libertarians and ron paul supporters are a danger to the country, of course now he is mr. libertarian.

      I'm not anti tea parties, I think they are great, but of course the "system hacks" are going to try and take control of a movement by and for the people.

    • shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 7:09 am

      the "neocon scum" as I say are the fake conservatives who infest the republican party.  We just had 8 years of them with GWB.  The fakest conservative administration there probably ever has been.

  4. GdavidH on February 16, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Tea party participants don't call THEMSELVES "teabaggers". 9/11 Truthers do call themselves "truthers" . Go ahead and Google it.

      People who are offended by people who use their first ammendmant rights to dissent and disagree with "The One"  call the dissenters pornographic names for lack of an intelligent argument.

    • shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 7:12 am

      I agree, I was talking about the context of the way people use "truthers" not the name, as to say anyone who dares bring up quetions is a some radical wack job.  There are some pretty respectable people from all over and all walks of life who have asked honest decent quetions is all I am saying.

      I have nothing against the tea parties.  I am a libertarian.  The people who love the "one" or a bunch of giant hypocrits as they were very outspoken against GWB, yet are not saying anything as Obama does many similar things but to an even larger degree.

  5. Steve McGough on February 16, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Ugh… The Ron Paul revolution had NOTHING to do with the TEA Party movement – at least here in Connecticut – as I was a witness to the beginning of the movement here.

    The TEA Party does not have any national "candidates" as far as I can tell, and if Beck is their spokesperson, why did he not even attend their "convention"?

    Although I'm perfectly willing to ask people from the NTSB about the black boxes and ask them to provide information as to why they would not be found, I'm also completely unwilling to even consider someone who will no longer talk about their experience of driving out around the WTC wreckage on a couple of ATVs and just "finding" three of four black boxes with a bunch of unspecified government types with a million dollars worth of gear … and nobody but him and one other guy knows anything …

    • shedmyskin on February 16, 2010 at 8:26 am

      I've heard an interview with leading experts on flight crash recovery who said they have never not been able to recover black boxes…..

      The 1st tea party I saw was out of the Ron Paul campaign, I think maybe the idea just carried over and maybe its nothing similar in any thing other than the name.  Nothing wrong with Paul's people being the start if it was, that was true grass roots as well.  I'm not saying the tea party wasn't grass roots.  I'm saying there are people who are trying to control it.  Beck might not be the mouth piece but he is sure trying to become it.  Maybe the tea parties are not completely infiltrated with neocons, but there is an attempt.  That you can see in their main stream media talking heads.  The way Beck treated Medina in a recent interview was shameful.  Rick Perry is trying to link Deborah Medina to the 9-11 truth movement.  She more or less has only said people have a right to their opinions and ask any questions they might want.  Now I have heard peopel are getting Rick Perry robo calls saying Medina is a 9-11 truth nut job.  I don't like the generalization of calling people nut jobs for asking a question, or in her case just stating people have a right to ask those questions.

    • Steve McGough on February 16, 2010 at 8:50 am

      I feel perfectly comfortable calling O'Donnell a nut job for stating (paraphrasing) "everyone knows steel does not melt."

  6. donh on February 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    The "truther" 911 is an inside job is more quack than Bigfoot and Crop circles. However, I do think there is a lot to the 911 attack that we do not know. There is  the reported Mohammed Atta meeting in Prague,  home base to George Soros, a man  accused of collaborating with the Nazis in ratting out jewish families . Early September is significant to the socialists. The Labor Day celebrations in Nazi Germany went on for 2 weeks. Lets not forget it was on september 11th  that events like this took place in Germany…. .….I don't think america is fully exploring the possibility that  islamic fascism is backed by some as yet  invisible european socialist entity that also has its party members  here among the american socialists working to bring about our defeat and protect the terrorists within.

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