Skip to comments.You'll Be Surprised To Hear How People Want To Avert The Sequester
Posted on 02/27/2013 2:01:45 PM PST by ksen
Most Republicans don't actually support the House Republican plan to avert the spending cuts known as the sequester, according to a new poll conducted for Business Insider by our partner SurveyMonkey.
The poll asked participants to consider the core points of three sequester replacement proposals in Congress, without telling them the partisan affiliation of those plans. It found that in some cases, both Democrats and Republicans actually opposed their own party's plans and/or backed their adversaries' proposal.
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Surprisingly, the plan that polled the strongest was the House Progressive Caucus plan. More than half of respondents supported it compared to sequestration and just a fifth of respondents were opposed.
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Yes, that’s exactly equivalent to eliminating the carried interest loophole.
It is remarkable how badly our side has flubbed the past two years. We had huge majorities of Americans tired of endless Washington spending. Now, there seems to be zero concern about spending at all...if we just tax some other people a little bit more, all is fine.
Our side needs to bring in a whole new public relations team...from congress leadership to local parties to the RNC. Fire everyone associated with press relations, strategy, message development, etc. This has been a real disaster.
I’ll take “raise someone else’s taxes” for a thousand Alex.
Closing tax loopholes was Romney's plan. Republicans typically voice support for closing loopholes over raising rates.
Closing loopholes is not "raising taxes." Tax rates are staying the same just the ability to avoid paying those rates are being closed off, i.e. hedge fund managers using the carried interest loophole.
New? We don't even have one, unless you want to count "suck up to democrats and irritate your own people" as PR.
Make that the Daily Double for two thousand. This is a crisis, you know.
Above has the details of the most popular plan of the poll
1) $960 billion in new revenue from closing tax loopholes
2) Cut $278 billion from defense instead of the $500 billion the sequester cuts would call for
3) $61 billion on another round of the Making Work Pay tax credit
4) Increase educational spending by $55 billion in order to keep 280,000 teachers from being laid off and helping to modernize 35,000 schools
5) $160 billion in badly needed infrastructure spending
Now, if the word “Progressive” wasn’t in the name of this plan would you really be against it over just letting the sequester happen?
So, you're a big government scumbag? Feed the beast?
Either the money drops off of a tree, or it is confiscated from the people to whom it belongs. In either case, it serves to give the scumbag Democrats more money with which to buy the votes of their party base of moochers, deadbeats, and parasites. More money only grows government.
So, no thanks. Come on, sequester!
In a center-left country, people want more domestic spending and less spending on the military.
Something tells me in the end Obama will have it his way.
In other words:
1) A TRILLION DOLLAR TAX HIKE.
- Who is paying this Trillion dollars.
- ‘closing tax loopholes’ sounds great.
- but it has to come out of somebody’s pocket.
- until we know WHO PAYS, it is a ‘feelgood freebie’.
- such as, perhaps it eliminates the itemized
deduction on a home?
2) INCREASE SPENDING
(Halve the military cut by $250 billion)
3) INCREASE SPENDING.
($61 billion Making Work Pay tax credit)
4) INCREASE SPENDING.
(Increase educational spending by $55 billion)
5) INCREASE SPENDING.
($160 billion in badly needed infrastructure spending)
SO BASICALLY, IT IS JUST MORE TAXES AND SPENDING FROM THE TAX AND SPEND PEOPLE...
Keep in mind that the source here, ‘Business Insider’, is the Democrat party’s propaganda version of Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, etc.
Business Insider is always publishing lefty crap like this.
Exactly. But a b.s. publication.