Two Bay Area Incidents That Explain Why People Don't Trust Government 

The Bay Bridge debacle and a scandal involving Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks involved a complete lack of accountability in government.

Several polls during the past few years have shown that the public's trust in government is at or near all-time lows. A Pew Research Center survey released in early 2013 revealed that the percentage of Americans who trust their government to make…

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