A record 72% of Americans view big government as the largest threat to the country's future. Notice that fear of big labor has declined since the 1960's in proportion to the decline in union membership and influence. Fear of big business seems to have peaked with the Enron scandal and is now viewed as the major threat by only one in five people. Notice when the fear of big government accelerated. It coincides with the election of Barack Obama. What a strange coincidence! The poll was released by Gallup yesterday.