Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

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    This thread is to gauge public opinion on cutting the deficit.

    I contend that Americans really aren't all that serious about cutting the deficit. They say that they want to but they aren't willing to make sacrifices to do so. You will know that Americans are serious when they accept that to deal with the deficit, taxes will have to go up and/or major cuts will be necessary in defense, social security and/or medicare and other items that affect them directly rather than cosmetic and relatively insubstantial things that do not affect them.

    First poll is from CBS. Most people support raising taxes on other people, in this case, the rich, which, for most people, are not them.

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    The February 2011 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll | The Magazine | Vanity Fair
     
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    Wow...People want their goodies and want everyone else to pay for them.

    There's a news flash. :lol:
     
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    Here is a poll from Bloomberg last month.

    Americans in Poll Want Deficit Cut With Entitlements Secured - Bloomberg.com
     
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    Yup.

    Politicians have to start telling people that you cannot solve this problem without everyone sacrificing something.
     
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    Maybe someday the republican party will have some ideas that actually help get us there.

    The last time we made headway was in 1993 when the budget reduction act was passed without one single R vote.
     
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    Good luck! :lol:
     
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    I can see not making cuts to SS. many people rely on that.

    Medicare, medicaid, welfare, Dept of Ed, DOT ,etc,etc can be cut. Cut to tiny bits.

    With the DoD you need to make specific cuts. Just cutting that budget will fuck service people over and the civilias that support it.
     
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    People need to see through their political affiliation and quit blaming one another.

    Our problems began many years ago, I see our problems as Politicians being human. Each Politician wants his name on something great.

    The power they feel seeing a bridge they built or a social program with their name on it is overwhelming.

    Power corrupts in many ways, the best intentions of politicians seem to have very negative effects.

    Cutting the deficit is great but without identifying what caused the deficit is a mistake.

    We must be honest about what happened. Our deficit is as I see it, a hundred years of progressivism.
     
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    Every Federal program has employees and civilian industries they purchase from and/or contract with for services. Every single one of those employees and suppliers has the same reliance on government money as the others. How do you justify telling all of the others they have to go because of your sacred cow?

    Cut wisely and without emotional attachment to pet projects and departments, that's the only way. And most important, without doling out special favors because of who represents those affected!
     
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    How do you change anything in this country without electing people to office?
     

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