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Vast Majority of Americans Want Spending Cuts

HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 3:55 PM
Bull pucky. Liberals are fine with cutting waste and pork, and far more open-minded than conservatives to doing so when it comes to unnecessary military expenditures. And by the way, have you ever heard of the "Two Santa Clauses" strategy? It was suggested years ago by GOP strategist Jude Wanniski. In essence, it amounts to spend like a drunken sailor when Republicans are in power, then scream bloody murder about deficits when the Democrats are in charge. It certainly looks as if the GOP has been doing exactly that, and the kind of people who depend on the wingnut echo chamber for their worldview just buy into it all uncritically.

The fiscal cliff deal reached yesterday with $41 in tax hikes for every $1 in spending cuts is far from what the majority of Americans looking for a balanced approach wanted according to a new Rasmussen Report. 

Despite the last-minute “fiscal cliff” dramatics in Washington, D.C., voters aren’t surprised by the outcome. A month ago, most voters said significant spending cuts were unlikely. Voters at that time were looking for a deal to reduce the budget deficit that included more spending cuts than tax hikes, but they expected the finished deal to emphasize tax increases instead.