New CNN poll shows overwhelming support for Cut, Cap, and Balance

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    For some reason CNN is glossing this over. I can't imagine why.

    The poll is here. (pdf)

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/07/21/rel11b.pdf

    CNN covers it here.

    CNN Poll: Strong partisan divide on debt ceiling – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    13 paragraphs in we see this tidbit.

    What exactly does most mean here? 52%?

    Not exactly.

    63% of Democrats back the CCB bill passed by the House. Even people who say they oppose the Tea Party support it 53%/47%.

    That means that Obama went to the people, and they listened, to the other side.
     
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    There's already a thread on this.
     
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    Granny says be real suspicious o' dem politicians - dey's sneaky...
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    Beware the debt ceiling vote
    July 21, 2011: The stock plunge on Sept. 29, 2008, when the first bank bailout bill was voted down, is a reminder of a risk lawmakers take if they push debt ceiling vote to the last minute.
    See also:

    Debt ceiling talks aim at $3 trillion in cuts
    July 21, 2011: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama is continuing to pursue the most "significant deficit reduction package possible," his spokesman said Thursday, the latest indication officials are keeping a variety of options open while trying to hammer out an agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default.
     
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    we must oppose more spending as it goest to destroying islam
     
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    Interesting that you skipped the part about 64% of Americans being in favor of a combination of cuts AND tax increases...
     
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    As an unashamed right winger, I would accept tax increases - if they were:

    1. increased for everyone, not just by demonizing other Americans, such as the 'rich'.

    2. ringfenced to pay off the debt and not to provide more bullshit for special interest pork.
     
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    Greenspan mentions inThe Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World (published September 17, 2007) that when it began looking like we might be on the road to eliminating deficeit spending and perhaps even eventually eliminate the national debt, it occurred to him that the whole mechanism of how money was created that this economic system depends on would fall apart.

    At that point he realized that a balanced budget -- where the government was not borrowing money -- would NOT be (in his opinion) a good thing.

    So who does NOT want the USA to have a balanced budget?

    Apparently the MASTERS OF THE BANKING UNIVERSE must have this nation forever in debt for the economic system we now have to function.

    If you find that somewhat outrageous, citizen, know that you are not alone.
     
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    Actually, it goes more to destroying the Dollar but I can see where you're coming from.
     
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    This bill would make it impossible to go to war.

    But Republicans (and Democrats) never let a budget stop them from doing that.
     
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    So... let's see... Not only do you support cutting Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid...programs that tens of millions rely on to survive and keep healthy... but then on top of it, you want people who can barely afford to survive to be taxed(if they get 100% refunds) or be taxed more(if they don't).

    Nice... you want to pull a double whammy on those who LEAST can afford it, and let the people that can afford it most to be hit the least. Yep... you are an unabashed right winger.
     
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