NBC-WSJ Poll: Americans Oppose GOP Spending Cuts

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    NBC-WSJ Poll: Americans Oppose GOP Spending Cuts

    MSNBC is reporting the results of a NBC/WSJ poll that Americans are "adamantly opposed" to cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and k-12 education.

    The survey of 1,000 adults (200 reached by cell phone) -- which was conducted Feb. 24-28 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points -- also listed 26 ways to reduce the federal budget deficit.

    The most popular: placing a surtax on federal income taxes for those who make more than $1 million per year (81 percent said that was acceptable), eliminating spending on earmarks (78 percent), eliminating funding for weapons systems that the Defense Department says aren't necessary (76 percent), and eliminating tax credits for the oil and gas industries (74 percent).

    The least popular: cutting funding for Medicaid, the federal-government health care program for the poor (32 percent said that was acceptable); cutting funding for Medicare, the federal-government health care program for seniors (23 percent); cutting funding for k-12 education (22 percent); and cutting funding for Social Security (22 percent).

    Those numbers, GOP pollster McInturff says, "serve as a huge flashing yellow sign to Republicans ... if they are going to start to talk about changes to Medicare and Social Security.”
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    Everybody knows the Wall Street Journal is hopelessly left wing biased.
     
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    That's funny. They took a poll during Feb 24-28, which is weeks before the budget proposal today.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    The American people took a poll in November (the kind that counts!!) They voted to oust the Democrats from the House in one of the biggest landslides in history. The House controls the budget. As Obama so in-eloquently reminded Americans (as he rammed Obamacare through Congress using every sleazy scumbag tactic know to man) "WE WON" "Elections have consequences".

    Yes, Mr. Obama, elections do have consequences. Consequences that you will now have to learn to live with. The credit card is canceled.
     
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    Anyone spot the 'issue' with the actual poll questions?
     
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    What? That the question presumes cuts to the budget and asks for a prioritization? And that the results only reflect opinions on the prioritization of cuts and not support or opposition to those specific cuts? And that in a way the results imply support for cutting Social Security, Medicare, and education, just with a lesser priority? And that in another way, the question poses an illogical complex question?

    No, didn't notice any issues with the question.
     
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    man that was quick!!!:lol:

    the plan came out what yesterday? I don't even know the nuts and bolts yet do you?

    I'd say at the very least its a place holder for conversation as others have alluded in other threads.
     
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    I bet those same people who oppose spending cuts, oppose tax increases. Those idiots don't realize that you have to pay for public goods just like you have to pay for private goods. The government isn't just something that gives it also taketh away.
     

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