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Americans Prefer Spending Cuts Over Tax Hikes

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 6:07 PM
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/07/americans-prefer-spending-cuts-over-tax.html
Americans' preferences for deficit reduction clearly favor spending cuts to tax increases, but most Americans favor a mix of the two approaches. Twenty percent favor an approach that relies only on spending cuts and 4% favor an approach that uses tax increases alone.

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MikeMike327 posts since
Feb 22, 2010
Rep Points: 875
1. Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 9:44 PM
All this poll-taking is kind of laughable. The American people generally do not know what they want.
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loulou521 posts since
Aug 3, 2010
Rep Points: 3,239
2. Monday, July 18, 2011 - 3:16 PM
Of course, a person would rather say cut programs rather than raise taxes.  But if you ask a senior would they rather have cuts to Medicare, or have taxes raised, they'll have a different answer.  Same with a teacher when it comes to cuts in education spending.

People want spending cuts, just not on the services that benefit them.
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dunkerdunker135 posts since
Jun 11, 2010
Rep Points: 403
3. Monday, July 18, 2011 - 3:42 PM
Dunker said:
People want spending cuts, just not on the services that benefit them.

Similarly, Russell B. Long once said:
Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree!

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StewieStewie56 posts since
Jan 18, 2010
Rep Points: 315
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