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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:06 PM

Another Poll Shows Americans Reject 'Grand Bargain' Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Reflecting what voters said in AFL-CIO's election-night poll, a poll conducted on behalf of Democracy Corps and the Campaign for America's Future (CAF) shows that voters strongly reject proposals to cut Social Security and Medicare. When asked which was more important, 70% of respondents said that protecting education, Medicare and Social Security was more important than broad cuts to reduce the deficit. More than half—58%—of the overall sample said that they felt strongly about opposing such cuts. Only 17% of the survey said they felt strongly that across-the-board cuts were important enough to cut the popular programs.

More than half of respondents also said that any plan to address the deficit should start with raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, not by reducing Social Security and Medicare benefits.

The survey also asked voters about specific components of the plan proposed by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, leaders of a bipartisan commission on reducing the deficit. Specifically, the majority of voters rejected:
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http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Another-Poll-Shows-Americans-Reject-Grand-Bargain-Cuts-to-Social-Security-and-Medicare

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Reply Another Poll Shows Americans Reject 'Grand Bargain' Cuts to Social Security and Medicare (Original post)
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 OP
PETRUS Nov 2012 #1
Joe Shlabotnik Nov 2012 #2
John2 Nov 2012 #3
bemildred Nov 2012 #4
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #5

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. Thanks

We gotta be loud.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:14 PM

2. I thought that the election settled that.

Although, I've noticed that media pundits didn't get the memo.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:11 PM

3. The

 

media pundits do have this drum beat going about cutting entitlements since they are wealthy people. I doubt any of it affects them since they are celebrities. A person like Tom Brokaw sure fooled me if he is a liberal. They have been ranting about the Social net ever since Reagan was elected. The whitehouse Press core sure got under my skin too, talking about cutting taxes creating 200,000 jobs. The guy pointed out the CBO. Well, the Bush taxcuts has been in effect for ten years now. So where are these 200,000 jobs? That is all Carney needed to say to the idiot. He could state his cooked up CBO source all he wanted.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:29 AM

4. Media pundits do not get the big bucks for speaking their minds,

or keeping the public well-informed. That is called "journalism" and doesn't pay that well.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:10 PM

5. LOL

Too true. If I didn't laugh I would have to cry.

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