62% Claim They Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts

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    62% Claim They Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts​



    by Bryan Preston
    January 2, 2013

    If this Rasmussen poll reflected reality, our politics would be entirely rearranged.


    62% Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts, But 57% Think They’re Unlikely

    That’s the headline. Here’s some of the write-up.

    Even as official Washington signs off on a “fiscal cliff” deal with $1 in spending cuts to every $41 in new taxes, most voters continue to favor across-the-board spending cuts but doubt they are likely to happen. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is even somewhat likely that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years. Fifty-seven percent (57%) see significant spending cuts as unlikely. This includes 11% who believe such cuts are Very Likely in the near future and 20% who say they are Not At All Likely.

    Put me in the 20%, because a large number, maybe a majority, of the 62% in the headline are lying.

    If 62% really favored spending cuts, we would not have the miserable class of politicians that we have in Washington. Surely some in that 62% live in Sander Levin’s and Nancy Pelosi’s districts. Surely some of them even live in Charlie Rangel’s district.

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    Maybe. But they want the other 38% to absorb the cuts.
     
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    Count me in! Why should the rich have to pay more just because they were more ambitious? The poor needs to pay the same rate as well. The 50% that dont pay need to pay! After all, its FAIR :)
     
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    I live in Eric Cantor's district and support across the board cuts. Where is Cantor on this?
     
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    Everything the government spends money on should be cut by 10 to 15% - everything.
     
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    Spending cuts are no longer artificially tied to tax increases on the middle class, thanks to the Republican defacto win yesterday.

    It is a whole new ballgame.
     

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