Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We're All Tea Partiers Now

The Wall Street Journal reports on a poll showing that the Public Strongly Wants Spending Cuts:
A new poll shows the intense public pressure on Congress and President Barack Obama to cut federal spending, as they try to reduce ballooning federal debt and deficits.

In a survey of people who voted in the 2010 midterm election, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation found that 72% believe it is “very important” for Congress to take steps to reduce the national debt. Another 24% said it is “somewhat important.”

More to the point, 60% said they want Congress to reduce debt “through spending cuts only.” Only 35% opted for “a combination of spending cuts and tax increases.”
 That's just amazing. Of course, when the actual spending cuts come, we'll see if those numbers hold up.

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