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And They Wonder Why Voters Are Angry

Ress Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 11:25 PM
Rasmussen writes: "voters are far more willing than their politicians to make the hard choices." Hardly. Voters' professed desire to see government spending reduced ends where any possibility of reducing their freebies begins. They expect politicians to continue their wonderful magic way of giving them goodies while making someone else pay for it.
Ress Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 11:39 PM
The coming fiscal collapse has been brewing for many years under both parties, and the most we can expect from a GOP win this year is to postpone the day of reckoning -- hopefully long enough for me to enjoy some of my golden years and for my kids to prepare for the day we look like Greece.
Ress Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 11:29 PM
Voters also swallow the Keynesian BS that the government can grow the economy by spending money, and the more money the government prints, the richer everyone will be.

So any politician who really wants to address the spending problem (the greatest threat our nation faces) has his work cut out for him to convince a greedy and selfish electorate to accept pain now to avoid greater pain in the future.

As Mitt Romney assumes the role of presumptive Republican nominee, polls suggest a competitive general election matchup between the former Massachusetts governor and President Obama. Typically, both candidates poll in the mid-40s, while 10 to 12 percent remain uncommitted to either side.

Among these uncommitted voters, Rasmussen Reports polling shows that just 22 percent approve of the way the president is handling his job. Seventy-two percent (72 percent) disapprove. As for intensity, just 2 percent strongly approve, and 40 percent strongly disapprove.

At first glance, this seems like good news for Romney. These uncommitted voters will be difficult for the president...