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Old 02-25-2014, 02:23 PM   #120
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Originally Posted by HonestChieffan View Post
Where are these polls? Entitlement spending is a pretty big issue. You think all repubs are for bigger mil. And oppose efforts to curtail entitlement spending ?
I've seen at least a dozen polls of Tea Party people specifically and they definitely oppose entitlement spending cuts. Feel free to use google to explore them. Here is just one:

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Majority of Tea Party supporters oppose cuts to Medicare, Medicaid: poll


The government-blasting Tea Party doesn't want any changes to two of the government's biggest programs.

The vast majority of Tea Party supporters - 70% - oppose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, a new McClatchy-Marist poll found.

The results are somewhat in line with the feelings of registered voters as a whole - 80% oppose proposed cuts to those entitlements.

But it is something of a surprise for Tea Partiers, whose political platform is built on the principles of slashing government spending.

Medicare and Medicaid are among the country's most expensive programs, and their projected growth is largely responsible for expanding deficit projections.

The poll revealed 92% of Democrats, 73% of Republicans and 75% of independents also oppose the cuts.

That's bad news for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who unveiled a sweeping 2012 federal budget proposal earlier this month that would slash the budget deficit by about $6.2 trillion over the next decade.

Critics of the plan say it will effectively end the national health plans for the elderly and poor.

Under Paul's proposal, the government would give Medicare beneficiaries vouchers for private coverage instead of directly reimbursing hospitals for seniors' care, which it does today.

Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor and disabled, would also have big changes, with the federal government giving states block grants to spend as they wish.

According to the poll, less than half of Tea Party supporters, 45%, said they support increasing taxes on Americans who have an income of more than $250,000 (a move President Obama has floated) - compared with 43% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats and 63% of independents.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...ticle-1.113567
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