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57% of Americans OK With Government Shutdown If It Leads to Cuts
Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 1st | Henry D'Andrea

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 that’s 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.)

(Excerpt) Read more at politicons.net ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: spendingcuts

1 posted on 04/01/2011 5:24:47 PM PDT by conservativeforpalin
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To: conservativeforpalin

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.


2 posted on 04/01/2011 5:28:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: conservativeforpalin; windcliff

Wow, that’s one percent for every state ;-)


3 posted on 04/01/2011 5:28:20 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: conservativeforpalin

Earth to John Bonehead!


4 posted on 04/01/2011 5:29:52 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: conservativeforpalin
Hey GOP Leadership - grow a pair and do what we sent you there to do - CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING - WE ARE BROKE!!!

If you are going to cower at the feet of the RATS and their propaganda machine now, why should we believe you have a chance to cutting TRILLIONS next week when Ryan reveals his 2012 budget? You won't stand a chance going up against the likes of Schmucky Schumer and Obozo and their 24x7 propaganda machine. SPEAK TO THE AMIERCAN PUBLIC instead of hiding under your desks. Sure eyes glaze over when you try to describe the Continuing Resolution process but trust me every American family knows what has to be done when all their credit cards are maxed out and the bank ups the monthly payment requirement. EVERY AMERICAN except those riding in the wagon.
5 posted on 04/01/2011 5:30:22 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Well, as I remarked on another forum, there goes the GOP Establishment’s last figleaf.


6 posted on 04/01/2011 5:31:01 PM PDT by Grut
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To: conservativeforpalin

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.


7 posted on 04/01/2011 5:31:40 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

LOL! Smile of the day!


8 posted on 04/01/2011 5:34:08 PM PDT by DonGrafico (Underwriting America's permanent underclass since 1975)
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To: conservativeforpalin
CUT, CUT CUT.

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9 posted on 04/01/2011 5:34:38 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: conservativeforpalin
America has 3 gov'ts.. fed, state and local..
A federal gov't shutdown is NOT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN...
It is a federal government shutdown..
10 posted on 04/01/2011 5:34:50 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: conservativeforpalin
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.

As long as the cuts are for thee and not for me, right?

11 posted on 04/01/2011 5:36:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: conservativeforpalin
Some State governments are NOT BROKE..
That would be the ones with right to work laws..
Unions loot State goverments and Federal gov't.. making them BROKE eventually..
12 posted on 04/01/2011 5:38:23 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
It is a federal government shutdown..

Which should equal a shut down of interstate commerce regulation and defense of our borders ONLY!

13 posted on 04/01/2011 5:40:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: hosepipe

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..


14 posted on 04/01/2011 5:46:16 PM PDT by aces
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To: conservativeforpalin

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!


15 posted on 04/01/2011 5:52:45 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (The birth certificate is not the only thing. His "autobiographies" were fictional and ghost-written.)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Direct link to the source of this article:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/march_2011/57_okay_with_government_shutdown_if_it_leads_to_deeper_budget_cuts


16 posted on 04/01/2011 6:03:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you're not a personhood pro-lifer, your conservatism is fatally flawed.)
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To: conservativeforpalin

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.


17 posted on 04/01/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT by pallis
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To: EGPWS

What defense of our borders?


18 posted on 04/01/2011 6:15:56 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: pallis; All

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.


19 posted on 04/01/2011 6:30:53 PM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: conservativeforpalin
Besides the military, borders, air traffic, and beef inspection.....remind me what's critical that you can't do without for a while? Implement rolling shutdowns until they start quitting and finding other jobs on their own volition.

I say: kill the funding .....until weeds start growing in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue.

20 posted on 04/01/2011 6:42:15 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper! We still love you!)
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To: CanaGuy

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?


21 posted on 04/01/2011 6:45:39 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (The birth certificate is not the only thing. His "autobiographies" were fictional and ghost-written.)
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To: MichiganConservative
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.

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.

22 posted on 04/01/2011 7:09:00 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: conservativeforpalin

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,...


23 posted on 04/01/2011 7:16:40 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: conservativeforpalin

Oh...and public education, HHS, HUD,...


24 posted on 04/01/2011 7:19:06 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: BobP

25 posted on 04/01/2011 7:49:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Finny

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”.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 5:54:30 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (The birth certificate is not the only thing. His "autobiographies" were fictional and ghost-written.)
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