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1 posted on 02/23/2013 5:07:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 02/23/2013 5:08:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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The “education” graph is the most depressing. People really for that “for the chillin” BS.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 5:10:10 AM PST by albie (`)
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Depressing poll of the day: Public opposes cuts to virtually all types of spending

99 & 44/100 % PURE BULLSHIT.

5 posted on 02/23/2013 5:13:33 AM PST by GoldenPup
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On the bright side, Ann Arbor Michigan was approved for an $800,000 grant out of transportation funds to pave a bike path. /s

Its like living in a nation full of children who were never disciplined or told “No”.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 5:15:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- An expression of a sentiment often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville or Alexander Fraser Tytler
8 posted on 02/23/2013 5:17:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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This is why we are not a democracy.
This is why mob rule is a bad thing.

The people elect leaders.
The leaders are supposed to lead.
The leaders are supposed to be smart enough to know that fiscal responsibility is simply mandatory.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 5:17:39 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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geez...are these the same polling folks that said Romney was gaining ground and could win? Or is this the one where you first have to admit you have more than 20,000 in credit card debt to qualify.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 5:22:50 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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Watch the GOPES in the senate eat this up with Rove’s RINOS using this as tap city from funders. Republicans should not let these “polls” divert the drive to attack regime administration policy the counter attack should be waste and corruption.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 5:26:03 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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The poll is true enough as far as it goes. But everything depends on how the question is framed, which is why the leftist media is such a problem.

I'm reasonably certain that one could find majority support in polls for: (a) slowing the rate of growth of spending in xyz; (b) putting major entitlements on a sustainable basis; (c) allowing people to create a real investment option with ownership rights and inheritability in Social Security; (d) putting people and their doctors, not bureaucrats, in charge of health care decisions; etc.

The poll cited here simply shows that people want basic social services, including a reasonable safety net. Well heck, so do I. The issue is whether we believe that big, government controlled, collectivist solutions are the most cost effective and workable. I don't believe that, and neither do most here. And neither, I think, does a majority of the American people, provided that the question is framed correctly.

15 posted on 02/23/2013 5:29:21 AM PST by sphinx
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The poll is true enough as far as it goes. But everything depends on how the question is framed, which is why the leftist media is such a problem.

I'm reasonably certain that one could find majority support in polls for: (a) slowing the rate of growth of spending in xyz; (b) putting major entitlements on a sustainable basis; (c) allowing people to create a real investment option with ownership rights and inheritability in Social Security; (d) putting people and their doctors, not bureaucrats, in charge of health care decisions; etc.

The poll cited here simply shows that people want basic social services, including a reasonable safety net. Well heck, so do I. The issue is whether we believe that big, government controlled, collectivist solutions are the most cost effective and workable. I don't believe that, and neither do most here. And neither, I think, does a majority of the American people, provided that the question is framed correctly.

16 posted on 02/23/2013 5:29:45 AM PST by sphinx
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The only thing this poll shows is people didn’t want to show their ignorance of the issue so they said keep it the same.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 5:34:05 AM PST by IMR 4350
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The only way budget cuts can be effectively polled, due to their complexity, is by making them a freeware software game, of sorts.

That is, the national budget is as complex as are some of the major strategy games. Importantly, when enough people would “play the game”, potentially useful patterns would emerge as how to economize.

The game could even be played as a MMOG, with virtual rewards given for effective play without violating parameters.

Of course, many players would focus on just their area of interest, like some naive teenager would decide to cut the entire defense budget. So consequences would also be part of the game.

Much of the federal government continues to exist solely out of inertia, and the game players would quickly pick up on this and point out the blindingly obvious. For example, the Railroad Retirement Board (created in 1935, current budget $6.95b), has zero reason to exist as an independent agency. By folding it into a similar federal retirement agency, might save half of that expense.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 5:41:58 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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This does not surprise me in the least. That’s why “wise” politicians run on cutting “fraud and waste”. That’s about as specific as they get.


25 posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:26 AM PST by rbg81
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Really? So Obama signed these spending cuts into law AGAINST THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE??

This occupant of the Oval Office has a penchant for shoving his proposals down our throats, doesn’t he?

BTW, I bet different results would be achieved if the questions were asked with a modicum of balance.....

I would also be curious to see the demographics of this survey.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 6:04:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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The Compromise of 1986 (bet they don’t teach THAT in school) has failed, decisively.

As with 1850, the result is the extension of slavery to all the states, or war.

Jarvis, Gann, and Stockman were wrong, because they did not envision that the power of Congress to borrow money and send the resulting money to the States, circumventing the gold and silver clause and the prohibition of State paper money would be so abused.

As with 1820 and 1850, the war has been delayed, but the issue is fundamental, and will now have to be settled, one way or another.


30 posted on 02/23/2013 6:28:02 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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The RAT party and their sponsors know precisely what the game plan is, and they are playing it out very very masterfully. Get enough folk dependent on Santa Claus and there will be no stopping this train until it results in the ultimate train wreck - collapse of the US Dollar. The Bond markets will be the signal the end is within seeing distance.........how fast that occurs is any ones guess but in this age of electronic communication my guess it will all be over in less than a day.
34 posted on 02/23/2013 7:10:27 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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The only thing a poll like this tells is the bias of the group that paid for it.


35 posted on 02/23/2013 7:10:27 AM PST by DManA
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Real problem is that it seems everyone wants cuts for the other guys...but not for themselves

Most folks want reduction in foreign aid...yet we still give away $$$ to foreign nations like candy to a sweet tooth....whether it is direct aid or bad Free Trade deals.

I would also prefer to end all foreign aid instead of cutting veterans benefits....but both parties seem to prefer Globalism over Americanism


36 posted on 02/23/2013 7:16:16 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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It doesn’t matter whether the public supports or opposes it. The math doesn’t work. The money isn’t there.


37 posted on 02/23/2013 7:19:33 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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I look at it this way. Only 20 second soundbite, low information Gangham style “voters” are dumb enough to answer the phone when these annoying pollsters call. Caller I.D. is our friend.


40 posted on 02/23/2013 7:57:42 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to stand up to the public servants! This is OUR country!)
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