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HonestChieffan
05-16-2011, 12:59 PM
Gonna need to focus folks away from their personal situation....Hope n Change....


(The Hill) — Almost two years after the recession officially ended, pronounced pessimism about the economy lingers, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill. It’s worrying for President Obama that voters are especially bleak when asked about their personal circumstances.

Forty-six percent of voters say they feel worse off than they did a year ago, almost three times as many as the 16 percent who feel more affluent. Around one-third of voters — 36 percent — say their economic situation has remained essentially unchanged from 12 months ago.

The negative responses to this question may be fed, at least in part, by the rising gas prices that have been seen across the country in recent weeks as well as continuing weakness in the housing market. Similarly, while job growth has returned, its pace has been more anemic than most Americans would like.
Voters don’t want to see taxes increased in response to the growing fiscal pressures facing the nation, the poll also indicated. Instead, they prefer significant cuts to government spending as a remedy.

Presented with a menu of choices to help curb the national debt and federal deficit, almost half of voters — 45 percent — support spending cuts alone, the poll indicates. By contrast, only 13 percent favor an even split between cutting spending and raising revenue through tax increases.

By a margin of two-to-one, respondents also said they would be unwilling to see any increase in their own tax rates even if this helped reduce the debt and deficits. Only 28 percent said they would be prepared to pay higher taxes, while 56 percent said they would not.

The findings of the new poll will be heartening to Republicans and discombobulating to Democrats as the fight over raising the debt ceiling heats up.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/161307-hill-poll-voters-find-recession-blues-hard-to-shake?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4dd15b08b7917c2d,0



Gallup aint to positive for the gipper either, gutsy baby, gutsy:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

ROYC75
05-16-2011, 01:39 PM
What else should we say but, Yes We Can !

Ugly Duck
05-16-2011, 02:13 PM
Voters don’t want to see taxes increased in response to the growing fiscal pressures facing the nation. Instead, they prefer significant cuts to government spending as a remedy. The findings of the new poll will be heartening to Republicans and discombobulating to Democrats


New York Times/CBS News poll:

72% of adults approve of increasing federal taxes on households making more than $250,000 starting in 2013

55% of Republicans want the tax hike, along with 74% of independents and 83% of Democrats.

78% oppose cutting spending on Medicare. Even Tea Party supporters, by a margin of 70 percent to 28 percent, oppose making cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/04/20/hands-off-medicare-rinse-the-rich-poll/ http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/22/news/economy/budget_taxes_poll/index.htm

Amnorix
05-16-2011, 02:56 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/12/news/economy/boehner_spending_cuts/

And any plan lawmakers agree to has to be seen as credible by the markets since the push to bring deficits down is driven by a fear that bond investors at some point may turn tail on U.S. Treasurys.

A Reuters survey this week suggests that spending cuts alone wouldn't fly. A majority of bond firm economists and fund managers said that tax increases, in addition to spending cuts, must be part of the solution.

BucEyedPea
05-16-2011, 03:18 PM
New York Times/CBS News poll:

72% of adults approve of increasing federal taxes on households making more than $250,000 starting in 2013

55% of Republicans want the tax hike, along with 74% of independents and 83% of Democrats.

78% oppose cutting spending on Medicare. Even Tea Party supporters, by a margin of 70 percent to 28 percent, oppose making cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/04/20/hands-off-medicare-rinse-the-rich-poll/ http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/22/news/economy/budget_taxes_poll/index.htm

That's only certain Tea Partiers. Just because the people want this doesn't mean it will grow the economy where they'll still be complainin'!

orange
05-16-2011, 03:29 PM
New York Times/CBS News poll:

72% of adults approve of increasing federal taxes on households making more than $250,000 starting in 2013

55% of Republicans want the tax hike, along with 74% of independents and 83% of Democrats.

78% oppose cutting spending on Medicare. Even Tea Party supporters, by a margin of 70 percent to 28 percent, oppose making cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/04/20/hands-off-medicare-rinse-the-rich-poll/ http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/22/news/economy/budget_taxes_poll/index.htm

See, you're making the mistake of quoting a poll that's actually published and people can read. Everyone knows that the only polls that matter are the hidden ones that some idealogue will interpret for you, like The Hill Poll.

Everyone on the Right, that is.

BucEyedPea
05-16-2011, 03:42 PM
See, you're making the mistake of quoting a poll that's actually published and people can read. Everyone knows that the only polls that matter are the hidden ones that some idealogue will interpret for you, like The Hill Poll.

Everyone on the Right, that is.
Oh pluhease, the projection is nauseating. This is a NYT/CBS poll for chrissakes!

Amnorix
05-16-2011, 03:48 PM
Oh pluhease, the projection is nauseating. This is a NYT/CBS poll for chrissakes!

Projection! Deflection!! Ad hominem!!! Neo-Con! Communism! Socialism!

orange
05-16-2011, 03:48 PM
Oh pluhease, the projection is nauseating. This is a PUBLISHED NYT/CBS poll for chrissakes! which directly contradicts the HIDDEN The Hill poll in the OP

Check your sarcasm meter.

vailpass
05-16-2011, 04:06 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/12/news/economy/boehner_spending_cuts/

And any plan lawmakers agree to has to be seen as credible by the markets since the push to bring deficits down is driven by a fear that bond investors at some point may turn tail on U.S. Treasurys.
A Reuters survey this week suggests that spending cuts alone wouldn't fly. A majority of bond firm economists and fund managers said that tax increases, in addition to spending cuts, must be part of the solution.

There you have it. A friend from my son's school (he's with Schwab) was telling me yesterday that for the first time in our nation's history the unthinkable is thinkable: T-bills may some day soon be considered an at-risk investment.
He said the fact that obama isn't spending every waking minute addressing the issues contributing to this time bomb scares the hell out of him.

HonestChieffan
05-16-2011, 05:35 PM
There you have it. A friend from my son's school (he's with Schwab) was telling me yesterday that for the first time in our nation's history the unthinkable is thinkable: T-bills may some day soon be considered an at-risk investment.
He said the fact that obama isn't spending every waking minute addressing the issues contributing to this time bomb scares the hell out of him.


He needs to read the NYT's or consult with KCnative, Orange, or other moon bats.

The Mad Crapper
05-17-2011, 08:59 AM
After nearly two years of Obama’s reckless spending spree, , 43.6 million Americans - one in seven people - now live in poverty, a 51-year high.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pover...ry?id=11652753


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