PRINCETON, NJ -- With Congress facing a midnight Friday deadline to pass a federal budget before a partial government shutdown occurs, a new Gallup poll finds Americans rooting for a deal. By 58% to 33%, more Americans want government leaders who share their views on the budget to back a compromise and avert a shutdown rather than hold out for a budget they agree with.
These findings are virtually unchanged from February.
6. If the Republicans want several billion more in cuts from the
deficit why the hell doesn't a Democrat have the backbone to say fine we can cut out farm subsidies or some other welfare for the rich? Or how about just raising taxes? I would be perfectly willing to give up my Bush tax cuts if they would actually use the money to reduce the deficit.
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