Skip to comments.Obama: Americans back me on debt deal
Posted on 07/15/2011 9:01:42 AM PDT by maggief
President Obama on Friday pointed to polls to argue that his proposal of a "balanced approach" on a debt deal - one that includes revenue increases as well as spending cuts - is what the American people want.
"My Republican friends have said that they're not willing to do revenues, and they have repeated that on several occasions," he told reporters at a news conference in Washington. "My hope, though, is that they're listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in Washington, but they're also listening to the American people. Because it turns out, poll after poll, many done by your organizations, show that it's not just Democrats who think we need to take a balanced approach, it's Republicans as well."
A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 20 percent of Americans support a deal that only includes spending cuts, something Republicans have insisted on. Another 30 percent wanted a deal that was "mostly" spending cuts, and 32 percent wanted a deal split equally between spending cuts and tax increases. Eleven percent favored a deal that was mostly or all tax increases.
"The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues," Mr. Obama said. "That's not just Democrats. That's the majority of Republicans." (That Gallup poll found that only one in four Republicans favor a deal that is only spending cuts.)
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Obama acts as it the 2010 election never happened. The Republican candidates ran against tax increases and for spending cuts and shellacked the Rats.
Americans back you?.....Stop sniffing the glue, dipstick!
Gallup: Americans paying attention oppose debt-ceiling increase almost 2-1
Gallup: Public Trusts GOP Leaders More Than Obama to Handle Deficit and Debt Limit
Rasmussen: Voters oppose tax hikes in debt-ceiling deal 55/34 (Contrary to Quinnipiacs poll)
Nothing is stopping the people who favor tax increases from voluntarily sending more of their money to the federal government. Of course, they don’t want to pay more taxes themselves, they want someone else to pay more taxes.
I can’t tell if OBowbow is back on crack or just delusional. I listened to his Presser for a few minutes and its just surreal. He spouts this drivel and the reporters just sit there nodding their heads. Not a hard question ever asked. Its beyond belief.
“A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 20 percent of Americans support a deal that only includes spending cuts, something Republicans have insisted on. Another 30 percent wanted a deal that was “mostly” spending cuts, and 32 percent wanted a deal split equally between spending cuts and tax increases. Eleven percent favored a deal that was mostly or all tax increases.”
A few questions:
Who commissioned the poll?
Specifically, what were the questions?
What are the demographics, e.g. likely voters?
This poll just doesn't pass the smell test with other polls claiming The Won would lose in an election vs. a generic Pub candidate.
Right, the 40-50% that don’t believe any tax increases will impact them are perfectly ok with “other people” being taxed more. Of course, they’re completely clueless, because they don’t understand that you can’t tax one group without it having an impact on all other groups. But, hey, it’s their little fantasy, and Bambi’s buying right in.
55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal
Thursday, July 14, 2011
As the Beltway politicians try to figure out how they will raise the debt ceiling and for how long, most voters oppose including tax hikes in the deal.
Just 34% think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% disagree and say it should not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
There is a huge partisan divide on the question. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats want a tax hike in the deal while 82% of Republicans do not. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, 35% favor a tax hike and 51% are opposed.
Americans who earn more than $75,000 a year are evenly divided as to whether a tax hike should be included in the debt ceiling deal. Those who earn less are opposed to including tax hikes.
Voters remain very concerned about the debt ceiling issue. Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe that it would be bad for the economy if a failure to raise the debt ceiling led to government defaults. Only 6% believe it would be good for theeconomy. Fourteen percent (14%) believe it would have no impact and 11% are notsure. These figures are little changed from a few weeks ago.
At the same time, however, 52% believe it would beeven more dangerous to raise the debt ceiling without making significant cuts in government spending. Thirty-seven percent (37%) take the opposite view and believe a government default would be more dangerous.
Let’s see how much “the American people” back him when *all* wage earners and every person getting an entitlement pays taxes at the current minimum rate of taxation.
After all, he’s all about fairness, right?
Not only do we back you on the debt deal, we wish you could date all of our daughters! You are greater than Jesus Christ, who PALES in significance to you, O Holy Obama! Ave, True to Obama.
(Sh*t, dawg, if the dude is that far out of touch, let's send him over the edge of total narcissism.
i wish we could sue these networks for lying. They are a big reason we are in trouble in this country.
The tax code ought to be fixed - that’s for sure. But other than the loopholes taken advantage of such people as the Kennedys Pelosis, and the Kerrys, etc. etc. I don’t think we need to look at additional taxing of those of us who don’t use specially written loopholes.
So I’d support that - like it would ever happen. HA.
The two are NOT the same thing. Tax increases at this point will lead to LESS revenues. Is obastard too stupid to understand that? Maybe. But even if he does, he doesn't care. This is simply a crisis "not to be wasted" in his charge to further implement socialism. Period!
Great links, thanks for posting them!
Obama is losing this debate. In general and on points. Big time.
That's my opinion. I base it on my educated hunch, 6 decades of life, of how people react to what is happening now.
When Obama claimed he could not guarantee SS checks, he lost it forever. He became the pessimistic bearer of what to many people is equivalent news of their imminent death. Like a once trusted Doctor who says I have no idea what's going on with you but you are likely to die.
He got EVERYONE'S intense, fully aware, fully committed attention.
He simply can not survive that kind of attention.
Reagan could and did. Reagan was an optimist with obvious faith in his fellow humans.
Obama has now shown himself to be a faithless pessimist. Not the Doctor one can tolerate in this circumstance.
Obama will not make it to the 2012 election.
That Gallup poll found that only one in four *RINO’S* favor a deal that is only spending cuts.
It’s the only way his poll numbers work.
“Why the Repubs don’t scream this at the top of their lungs, every chance they get, I’ll never know.”
The GOP isn’t called the “STUPID PARTY” for nothing...
So what? Doing the right thing is rarely popular.
Solson, this is a reply to your post.
Is it soup yet?
Flat out lie.
the msm will now be crafting the propaganda message just as they propagandaed support for taking out saddam into opposition.
Obama is a liar.
there is nothing on the level about him.
And those are his good points.../s
it does not matter if cherry picked.
the propaganda point will be mentioned in the NYT and then that NYT mention will be the leading story in all the MSM.
bootstrapped legitimacy from a fraudulent source.
IOW big lie theory in action.
That is one of the problems when over 50% of the population pays absolutely no taxes. They have every incentive to want to raise taxes.
I have to wonder if people who pay no taxes should vote.
“And the man lies, what else is new, CBS?
So he got Gallup to trump him up one poll with questions that could so easily be discombobulated to produce his required result. Who do they think theyre fooling?
“...in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie”
Hitler, Mein Kampf
This character will say ANYTHING
44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
I think, if the GOP were to start calling attention to the "spending addiction" it casts in a negative and psychologically harming tone. "We would like the President cure his, and his party's addiction to spending." "If I had a child addicted to spending like the President, the last thing I would do is enable him or her by giving her a higher limit on the credit card." and keep hammering!!
Barrack The Magic Negro lives by the sea.
And frolics in the morning mists of the world called Unreality.
Come one everyone! Sing along.
Barrack! You been smoking something besides Newports if you believe what you just said.
I wonder if the poll he is referring to breaks down whether or not the person being polled actually pays any taxes? The first question for any poll on this subject should be “Did you pay any income tax last year?”. If the answer is “No”, they should not be included in the poll.
PATENT BULLSHIT...almost too rediculous to post an answer.
Right, and look what happened to those politicians.. Perhaps a similar ending would be appropriate for some of today’s politicians.
Every American is now aware that Obama and his accomplices in the Democratic Party are literally holding their PERSONAL future hostage.
Obama is no different that a kidnapper issuing a string of ransom demands.
He is not going to survive in this office much longer, the forces of public umbrage and righteous justifiable rage against him will get him removed from his office.
No we don’t!