Half favor Obama on budget but majority oppose raising debt ceiling

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    Thread after thread has been posted from the left recently supposedly refuting the fact that all polls since the beginning of this debt ceiling debate have all indicated a large majority, anywhere from 45%-63% depending on the poll, oppose raising the debt limit.

    Two weeks ago Obama was asked why after so much debate and lecturing on the dire consequences of not extending the country’s debt obligations from $14 trillion to $16 trillion that Americans were still against his position. His answer was typical, Americans are stupid, and so is the response from the media.

    Every day since there is some poll showing a majority in favor of the president’s stance. Now the question is: how can a majority of American’s oppose raising the debt limit and favor Obama on the budget?:eusa_liar:

    The difference between these polls is their intentions. The headline from CBS’s latest attempt at saving Obama’s presidency, “70% Shun GOP Position”, demonstrates this point perfectly.

    The media is desperately trying to reconcile the fact that a majority of Americans are opposed to this president’s position. T

    The polling data hasn’t changed in regards to opposing the debt ceiling, but somehow now MSNBC and the like supposedly have the numbers showing a majority in favor of Obama’s position :cuckoo:

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    On Deficit, Americans Prefer Spending Cuts; Open to Tax Hikes
     
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    I prefer NOT raising the Debt ceiling too. But we need to pay our bills. I hope they cut $9T using the Coburn Plan.
     
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    Raising the Debt Ceiling is not a matter of opinion, it's a requirement.

    All that your poll says is that a majority of Americans do not have a clue what the debt ceiling is.

    BTW, every other poll in the world shows that a vast majority want the government to raise it.

    This is like taking a poll of whether a keg of gun powder will go boom when you throw a match into it. Anyone that says "No" doesn't know a damn about what gun powder is.

    Not raising the debt ceiling has only one purpose and one beneficiary:

    The purpose is to permanently destroy the economic power of the U.S. and the beneficiary is China.
     
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    You have sufficiently demonstrated throughout all of your posts that you have absolutely nothing to offer as to the intricacies of this debate.

    Judging on your posts one would believe that the US government's sole source of revenue is from borrowing money.

    Let me ask you how raising the debt from its record $14,000,000,000,000 to $16,000,000,000,000 is going to prevent the destruction of the economic power of the US?

    Who is the beneficiary of this? :cuckoo:

    Also I would love for you to break it down for me as to how raising the debt limit is going to ensure America's credit rating is not downgraded. If this strategy is so effective why is Europe facing its own debt problems.

    You would hold more regard for what the rest of the world thinks and insult the intelligence of the American people.

    It's a requirement? You are a moron.
     
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    Fasten yer seatbelts - the plane's about to crash!...
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    Geithner: 'We're almost out of runway'
    July 24, 2011: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner first told Congress in January that the debt ceiling would need to be raised.
    See also:

    Debt ceiling impasse imperils safety net
    July 23, 2011: Social Security payments aren't the only federal lifeline that could grind to a halt if the debt ceiling impasse continues beyond Aug. 2.

     
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    Thanks for the depression and now all this obstruction and paralysis- Pubs are great!
     
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    Why did Bush and the Republicans repeatedly raise the debt ceiling if it was the wrong thing to do?
     
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    Thanks for the depression, and now the obstruction and paralysis- Pubs are great!!:razz:
     
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    Well, most people haven't taken an econ class, sooo...
     
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    The polls over the last several weeks have shown the public is inconsistent on the issue.

    And polls will also indicate voters are opposed to cuts in entitlement programs and advocate raising taxes.

    The best thing for lawmakers to do is to legislate based on objective facts, not the polls.
     

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