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U.S. Budget: The Public's Priorities
U.S. Public Would Significantly Alter Bush Administrations Budget
March 07, 2005
A new poll finds that the American public would significantly alter the Bush administrations recently proposed federal budget. Presented a breakdown of the major areas of the proposed discretionary budget and given the opportunity to redistribute it, respondents made major changes.
The most dramatic changes were deep cuts in defense spending, a significant reallocation toward deficit reduction, and increases in spending on education, job training, reducing reliance on oil, and veterans. These changes were favored by both Republicans and Democrats, though the changes were generally greater for Democrats.
Sixty-one percent of respondents redirected some funds to reducing the budget deficit, with the mean respondent reallocating $36 billion (Democrats $39.4 billion, Republicans $29.6 billion), though they were not told anything about the size of the deficit.
Defense spending received the deepest cut, being cut on average 31percentequivalent to $133.8 billionwith 65 percent of respondents cutting. The second largest area to be cut was the supplemental for Iraq and Afghanistan, which suffered an average cut of $29.6 billion or 35 percent, with two out of three respondents cutting. Also cut were transportation (cut $12.6 billion or 18 percent), federal administration of justice ($8.7 billion or 21 percent), and space research and science ($1.2 billion or 5 percent). Majorities of 53-58 percent of respondents favored cuts in each of these cases.
The largest increases were for social spending. Spending on human capital was especially popular including education which was increased $26.8 billion (39%) and job training and employment which was up $19 billion or a remarkable 263%. Medical research was upped on average $15.5 billion (53%). Veterans benefits were raised 40 percent or $12.5 billion and housing went up 31 percent or $9.3 billion. In most cases clear majorities favored increases (education 57%, job training 67%, medical research 57%, veterans benefits 63%), though only 43 percent of respondents favored increases for housing.
In percentage terms, by far the largest increase was for conserving and developing renewable energy - an extraordinary 1090 percent or $24 billionwhich also had the highest percentage of respondents (70%) favoring an increase. The environment and natural resources received a more modest increase of 32% or $9 billion, with 42 percent of respondents favoring increases.
clear majorities favored increases education 57%, job training 67%, medical research 57%, veterans benefits 63%
when people look at the issues with R and D labels on them and truely show their priorities they act very Dem.
all parties included
2005, no link.
Yes I gave a link look at the top ot the post
If anything the American public is More likely to lean Dem now than in 05 by the way.
Think about the public mood in 05 was like and contrast it to now
Ok, why separate from the article?
It's A George Soros Conspiracy!
Its a link to the study ,in the study is these findings.
the study is a pdf file and the finding part only is cut and pastable.
Now if you are willing to truely examine it you will find that all I say is completely true.
Now I will go get you a link to just the findings page I copied and pasted.
Separate names with a comma.