63% of Americans Do Not Want Debt Ceiling Raised CBS News/New York Times

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    Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage Poll: Voters Don't Want Debt Ceiling Hike

    During his press conference addressing the debt ceiling debate Obama said the American public isn’t paying attention to the ins and outs of this debate; essentially saying that the reason so many Americans don’t support allowing the government to raise the current debt limit from the $14 trillion, where it currently stands, is because they are ignorant. That was his response when asked why 63% of Americans side with the Republicans.

    He then repeated the false statement that failure to grant to government the ability to continue spend astronomical amounts of money—amounts that I am convinced that the leftists on this board simply don’t comprehend—will inevitably lead to defaulting of America’s debt. This is absolutely not true, nor is it true that it is paramount to the sky falling. The deficit and the debt aren’t the same, and servicing the treasury bonds is completely possible without raising America’s credit limit.

    Obama has said the word ‘crisis’ so many times that it has lost its meaning. The American public have seen the results of the stimulus act, and no one is buying that it saved us from some mythical catastrophe, and no one is buying these easy disprovable threats of dire consequences if the government is able to bury itself it debt that--if there is anything this debate has proven it is this-- Democrat lawmakers have no intention of ever reducing or addressing the deficit in many meaningful manner.

    The media is baffled as to why Speaker of the House John Boehner is refusing to allow the raising of the debt ceiling, but it is obvious: because 63% of Americans understand the simple fact that if you have a credit card and are maxed out and in debt you do not need a higher credit limit or another credit card.

    President Obama is losing this debate, and Boehner is not afraid of defaulting on debt because that is nothing more than propaganda reminiscent of the way this administration has operated the last two years.
     
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    From the article:

    "Sixty-seven percent of GOP voters and 51 percent of independents think raising the debt ceiling is a bad idea. Democratic voters, by comparison favored raising the debt ceiling by a 44 to 21 percent margin."

    I think that clearly shows that Democratic voters are more educated on the subject.
     
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    I like Obama for a lot of unsaid reasons but I definitely do not want the debt ceiling raised accordingly to what I know at this point about it. :-( It has been proven on an individual level to just not be the wisest thing to do, however, what are his tactics? Is there a plan not yet revealed?
     
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    Americans also don't want their taxes raised, but don't want cuts to anything. Something's gotta give.
     
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    "A CBS News poll released this week, even though heavily weighted to favor Democrat respondents, shows Americans oppose a raise in the federal debt limit by an over 2-to-1 margin, with 63 percent opposed to only 27 percent in favor."

    "The CBS News Polling Unit’s results show that 83 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents oppose Congress lifting the maximum amount the federal government can borrow, while even Democrats stand against it, with 48 percent opposed to 36 percent in favor." Americans don’t want debt hike

    "Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned of “catastrophic economic consequences” if Congress doesn’t raise the statutory debt ceiling next month, when the US will hit the limit on borrowing. White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee called it “deeply irresponsible” when speaking on behalf of the Obama administration. Those warnings have been so ineffective that they have failed to convince Barack Obama’s own voters, let alone Republicans and independents, according to a new poll by The Hill:

    Only 27 percent of likely voters favor raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while 62 percent oppose it, according to an exclusive poll for The Hill.

    The poll found solid opposition from Republicans and also from independent voters, who are critical to President Obama’s re-election in 2012." Hill poll shows 62% opposed to raising the debt ceiling « Hot Air

    All polls have showed a majority opposing raising the debt ceiling. Can you show me a poll from a reputable source showing differently?
     
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    The best way to describe not raising the debt ceiling would be to default on 30% of your credit card payments instantly. Let's ask Americans in a poll and see how many think that's a good idea.
     
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    There are some people on this board that, instead of addressing the substance of a thread attack the source of the news article. They never address the validity of the point, but rather denigrate the source as if that is proving anything.

    How about you show me a poll that proves the OP to be false, or address anything in the OP.

    Also using Wikipedia as the source discrediting the truthfulness of Newsmax is humorous.
     
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    No, not really... sounds like more of the same old shit... spending money we don't have.. This to you is educated? Sounds pretty fucking stupid to me.

    :lol:
     

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