Tom Purcell: Is government too big?
Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
A: Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Gallup survey that found 60 percent of Americans think the federal government has too much power — a full percentage point higher than the previous high recorded in September 2010. Gallup’s Joy Wilke did a fine job breaking down the survey data.