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Reminder: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Federal Spending Cuts

mharris Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 7:13 PM
Wait, this can't be. 75% of those polled favor cutting government spending? Surely some of those 75% had to be "takers", the people accepting all of the free government goodies. They must not have understood the survey question. Cutting spending drastically is the ONLY way to successfully tackle the budget problem. Increasing taxes and sending more revenue to the government is just going to encourage further bad spending behavior by our political class.

But by all means, let's keep obsessing over tax increases on rich people, which would take care of roughly eight percent of this year's federal deficit -- at best.   Let's take a peek at the data itself, then discover how Politico chose to boil it down into a narrative-driving headline:

Your headline? "Battleground Poll: Hike Taxes on the Rich."  Don't get me wrong; there is no...