Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:09 PM
Bill USA (5,706 posts)
PEW Res Poll, 76% favor Obama's balanced approach of revenues increases & cuts to Deficit reduction
President Obama's job performance rating: 51%, Republicans in Congress rating: 26%
The President out-polls the REpubs by double digits on any issue subjects were asked about.
76% favor a balanced approach of revenue increases and program cuts to address the Deficit.
Interestingly, when PEW asked what emphasis should be given to issues of concern, they gave four issues for consideration:
1) Major Deficit Legislation
2) Major Immigration Legislation
3) Major gun legislation
4) Major Climate legislation
Interesting that they didn't give "Major Jobs/Economic Growth legislation" as one of the issues of concern.
I think this makes the results of "where do people want the focus to be placed" not entirely answered. THe major balancing issue to immediate deficit action is the concern for economic growth NOW. Perhaps PEW needs some instruction on construction of a non-biased poll.
(emphases my own)
Overall, 49% would mostly blame GOP leaders if no deficit reduction agreement is reached by the March 1 deadline. Just 31% would mostly blame Obama, while 11% volunteer that both would be equally to blame.
"while Obamaís 51% job approval rating is down slightly from a post-election high of 55%, it remains well above the 25% approval rating for GOP congressional leaders. The job rating for Democratic leaders is higher (37%), though more disapprove (55%) than approve of their performance (uh, 67% dissapproved of Republican leaders_Bill USA)."
Climate Change: Public Favors Stricter Emission Standards
By a 54% to 34% margin, more Americans say the priority for addressing the nationís energy supply should be developing alternative energy sources, such as wind, solar and hydrogen, over increased production of oil, coal and natural gas.
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:01 AM
daybranch (1,309 posts)
agreements to cater to both sides of an argument is neither strength nor a mark of intelligence. To make cuts in government spending now is stupidity forced upon a public ignorant of macroeconomics. Maybe the President is forced to play this deficit fighting champion and maybe not, but there are one group of winners when the government is cut and that is the wealthy class that already owns most of our political system and the main street media. Dumbing down the public by our school and our main street media has already worked. Get educated people. You should not cut spending in a recession and government is the only one who will spend. There is no economic theory justifying the sequester and while I can appreciate the cuts in defense as keeping Lockheed Martin away from more ridiculous profits, cuts in total will help no one but the rich.
It is that hated Federal Reserve that is our only support at this point. Bernanke et al know it is their job both to to prevent economic downturns and fight inflation. How licky we are that Andrea Mitchells inept husband is gone from the fed and out of sight. You rock, Bernanke!!
Response to Bill USA (Original post)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:32 AM
Doctor_J (36,392 posts)
that our propaganda apparatus has talked people into believing that Social Security and Medicare need to be slashed for the nation to survive. And that "Immigration legislation" and "Deficit legislation" are more important than jobs and health care.
Somewhere, Goebbels is shaking his head in wonder.