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Vast Majority of Americans Want Spending Cuts

Johnny L. Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 3:55 PM
T172, how would you suggest republicans accomplish this magical feat? Throw open our southern borders? Grant citizenship to everyone who managed to sneak across the borders before that? Even if we did that, do you think it would make a difference? When Reagan passed amnesty did it result in a groundswell of latino support? Surely when republicans passed the civil rights bill it secured the black vote for them right? Once we make illegal immigrants into citizens, we've lost forever. Just take a look at the wonderful socialist paradise of South and Central America. Lock the borders. Slowly but surely deport illegals while celebrating legal immigrants. That is the only solution.

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.