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.That's just amazing. Of course, when the actual spending cuts come, we'll see if those numbers hold up.
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.”
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports on a poll showing that the Public Strongly Wants Spending Cuts: