If President Barack Obama got anything indisputably right at his news conference last week, it was this: The American people don't trust the federal government.
And why should the American people trust the government?!?
The only thing for which they can trust the federal government, at this point, is that the federal government will lie to the American people to achieve any objective the government believes is in its own best interest, whether or not it is actually in the interests of the American people.
In fact, for most think Americans, one of the most terrifying statements to hear is, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you!!"