Skip to comments.57% of Americans OK With Government Shutdown If It Leads to Cuts
Posted on 04/01/2011 5:24:46 PM PDT by conservativeforpalin
A new Rasmussen poll shows that now 57% of Americans are ok with the Government shutting down if it leads to cuts.
A majority of voters are fine with a partial shutdown of the federal government if thats what it takes to get deeper cuts in federal government spending.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and say avoiding a shutdown is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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Even the “man on the street” now thinks there is stuff going on in the Fedguv which we could do without and never would be missed.
Wow, that’s one percent for every state ;-)
Earth to John Bonehead!
Well, as I remarked on another forum, there goes the GOP Establishment’s last figleaf.
Often, when problems become too unfixable, people go their own way and it’s time the government shut down for a while and restructure. Then, in time, the government can start running when the real problems are solved; meanwhile the states can function as they should be, as the constitution states they are supposed to.
LOL! Smile of the day!
As long as the cuts are for thee and not for me, right?
Which should equal a shut down of interstate commerce regulation and defense of our borders ONLY!
We need to shut it down for several reasons besides the obvious they are crack heads with our wallets, they are now threatening our country, we need to put them back in the box the founders intended for the federal gangsta, either we rule them or they will rule us..
They should not be able to raise ant money through taxes or borrowing, they need starving with we the people as a sober coach and master..
That 57% is just a bunch of kooks out of touch with the majority of Americans!
We need pragmatic bipartisan consensus building on which programs will be reduced from 12% to a scant 11.5% growth over the past year. That’s real work for the people!
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Shut the government down, and leave a lot of it shut down when it reopens. A little downsizing is exactly what the federal monster needs.
What defense of our borders?
I talked to a Belgian the other day. This story isn’t getting alot of play (naturally) but on March 30th they set the international record for Govt. Shutdown and he said that after 290 days of no govt. “the Belgians hadn’t really noticed any difference”. There’s a lesson there somewhere.
I say: kill the funding .....until weeds start growing in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue.
I say privatize the air traffic and beef inspection.
That beef inspection and food inspection crap came along because of activist journalists who wrote sensationalist novels.
Now, we have to have “permits” to grow vegetables and sell them at the side of the road.
Yeah, I know. How will you know the food won’t kill you? How will you know that you won’t die in a freak accident tomorrow? How can you get out of life alive?
Imagine how prosperous we could all be if we were freed of all those regulatory tie-downs. You have to have a license to corn-row hair, for pete's sake! You have to have licenses to cut hair and give pedicures, something as simple as that! The worst consequence of not being licensed? Nanny governmenters, HELLO????????? If you run a dirty place, you'll have dirty clientele. If you run a clean place, you'll have a clean clientele.
The beauty of the market is that it works best when it works in everyone's self-interest. Heavy and whimsical government regulation destroys dreams. You try to put a skyligt from Home Depot in your house and find out that the permit costs more than the skylight! For what? So how motivated is a homeowner to improve his house? Think of the many ways you could make money on the side and benefit whoever your clients would be -- if you could do it above-board. But you don't do it because you have to have too many permits and pay too many fees and gawd help you if you get imployees -- major headache.
A lot of average Atlases are shrugging.
I’d be in favor of about 2/3 of all levels of government being shut down permanently. They can start with the [anti-] “family” programs, zoning regulations,...
Oh...and public education, HHS, HUD,...
People do not understand that regulations are just a racket. They are a money maker for the government, that’s obvious, I think.
But, all regulation has the effect of protecting the bigger players in the industry being regulated. It keeps smaller competition out. It keeps entrepreneurs out. It ultimately results in lower quality and/or higher prices for the consumer than would otherwise be found in a free market.
If you think there’s a free market in the USSA, you have another thing coming. Lots of people think the USSA is a free-market, capitalist country. I’d argue that we have not had a free market for quite some time and that the USSA is a communist country.
The regulations of everything are a major part of that communist edifice.
But still, most Americans seem to think the regulations are there because the government cares and wants to protect them. Even a good amount of FReepers get weak in the knees when you start talking about getting rid of regulations altogether rather than the weak “regulatory reform”.