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Poll: Majority Says Federal Government Shouldn't Be Responsible for Healthcare

T172 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:29 PM
Growth at 2%.
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:19 AM
"However I just go off the CBO, they are fairly reliable and pretty non-partisan."

The CBO gets a lot of its numbers from the White House.
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:48 PM
That's debatable.
It's an entity created by a political entity. Tell me how the CBO cannot be effected by political wills and winds.
T172 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:41 PM
True. However I just go off the CBO, they are fairly reliable and pretty non-partisan.
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:38 PM
Not long term in real numbers. Its the work force, and production that drive long term GDP.
T172 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:36 PM
Workforce has nothing to do with GDP.

Well not directly.

Well it sort of does, but you can have high unemployment and growth in GDP.
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:35 PM
Let me guess. Paul Krugman?

Here's something to think about: If the economy is growing at 2%, and the workforce is growing at 4 percent, what does that mean?
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:35 PM
What economist?

The guy on the street corner with the wine bottle.
T172 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:32 PM
An economist told that to me.
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:31 PM
"Growth at 2%."

Tell that to an economist.

Since most of the data in post-election polling has offered little beyond a parade of ugly news, here's a glimmer of hope from Gallup:
 

For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years...Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, are mostly responsible for the drop since 2007 in Americans' support for government...