Independents Now Onboard to raise Debt Limit

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    It looks like the GOP would lose 1/2 of the Independent voters if they fail to raise the debt limit. I would also assume that takes in a big chunk of the Tea Party loonies.:lol:

    Poll: Independents now divided on raising debt ceiling versus allowing default
    Currently, 47% say their greater concern is that raising the debt limit would lead to higher government spending and make the national debt bigger, while 42% say their greater concern is that not raising the limit would force the government into default and hurt the economy. This represents a change in the balance of opinion since May, when more expressed concern over raising the debt limit (48%) than said their greater concern was the prospect of a government default (35%).

    The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and The Washington Post, conducted July 7-10 among 1,007 adults, finds that independents are now evenly divided in concerns over the debt limit: 46% say their greater concern is that raising the limit would lead to higher government spending while 45% say their bigger concern is that not raising the limit will lead to a default. Two months ago, independents by 49% to 34% expressed more concern over raising the debt limit.
     
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    everyone should be on board.
     
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    Cool ... now if Obuma and dems would quit holding things up the debt ceiling can be raised. Nothin beats borrowing money to pay back money that was borrowed. Brilliant!
     
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    I thought links needed to be supplied with articles taken from other sources?
     
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    Yep. Let's see if they actually believe in something or if they're just the gutless, spineless, cowardly POLITICANS that I believe them to be.
     
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    American's Are Overwhelmingly Opposed To Raising the Debt Ceiling
    by: es Carpenter
    Rational Nation USA
    Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

    It must come as a surprise to the chief executive officer of the nation, President Obama, that the majority of Americans stand in opposition to raising the debt ceiling. Frankly American's of all political persuasions {except the extreme hard core leftists and statists}are getting fed up with the profligate government spending that began about thirty years ago and has continued unabated.

    The national debt ballooned under the watchful eye of GWB {a bit of snark}and has exploded under the sleeping gaze of BHO {more snark}. The people are beginning to wake up and realize such irresponsible spending cannot continue forever. Sooner or layer we must get our fiscal house in order. By continuing to take the easy way out only minimzes the discomfort for awhile but increases it significantly in the future. The American people get it. And they have spoken. It is time for our leaders to take the actions necessary to right the national ship. This requires huge reductions in spending coupled with a simplifying of the tax code and eliminating loopholes.

    It is questionable given the track record of Congress and the Executive branch of our government whether they will find the wisdom and will to do so . Particularly, and especially given the performance of the last ten years.

    Rational Nation USA: American's Are Overwhelmingly Opposed To Raising the Debt Ceiling
     
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    That sounds about right. I would guess about 50% of independents lean Left and support big government spending.
     
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    First, last time I checked, 42% did not equal 50%.
    Second, where does it say the GOP will lose anyone?
     
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    It's liberal math. Things mean whatever you want them to mean. So $200k income means you're rich and own a jet.
    Virtually everyone agrees the debt ceiling needs to be raised. The question is what to do to prevent a repeat of this sorry incident. Democrats think removing the limit and letting Congress spend whatever they want is the answer. Republicans think cutting back on bloated budgets and trying to live within our means is the answer.
     

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