still clueless no matter what the name.If this doesn't prove how confused half of the population is, nothing will.
Latest NBC/WSJ poll: 32% believe the country is headed in the right direction down 9 points since the election.
53% of Americans want the sequester cuts or even more cuts suggesting the public’s appetite for reducing spending.
And here’s the kicker.
Yet 29% agree “with most” of what Republicans in Congress have proposed versus 45% for Obama and 40% for congressional Democrats.
They can't have it both ways. The 51% can't want more cuts and still agree with Obama and Democrats.
Obama and Democrats have been telling the 51% that spending is not the problem.
Is it any wonder we're going in circles chasing our tails?
It is a standard talking point of Republicans and deficit hawks of all political stripes that federal spending is out of control; that major surgery is needed, especially on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, to get the budget on a sustainable course.
In fact, our long-term deficit situation is not nearly as severe as even many budget experts believe. The problem is that they are looking at recent history and near-term projections that are overly impacted by one-time factors related to the economic crisis and massive Republican tax cuts that lowered revenues far below normal.
Taking a longer-term view, such as that in a recent Treasury Department report, shows that our longer-term fiscal problem is in fact quite manageable.
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so tell us....when was the last time BillO had a real economist on his show?