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New Polls Highlight Uphill Deficit Battle

InsideStraight Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 6:57 AM
As truly frightening as these data may be, what concerns me the most is that with such a high percentage favoring the high benefits over fiscal sanity there have to be conservatives responding positively in addition to the expected contingent of brain dead liberals. At some point we all have to recognize the coming train wreck, and at some point we ALL have to understand the need to moderate our spending and our expectations from government.
The Pew Research Center has long highlighted some of the difficulties that Republicans and Democrats have had in getting broad agreement on some of Washington's most pressing issues. In a piece released this week, Pew's President Andrew Kohut strung together a few graphs showing the American public's attitudes on reducing the deficit. It ain't pretty.

The reluctance to cut spending, or support tax increases, was foreshadowed by reaction to the sweeping recommendations issued in December 2010 by the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission created by President Obama. The commission had called for deep cuts in military and domestic spending,...