SHOCK POLL: Americans Hate Government Spending
Article by FLN Staff.
Americans seem to hate government shutdowns. Inside the Beltway, politicians lose sleep over whether a government shutdown will weigh on voters’ minds when election day comes around. Yet, Americans hate big government spending even more.
According to Rasmussen, “55% of Likely U.S. Voters would rather have a partial government shutdown until Congress can agree to either cut spending or keep it the same. Just 31% would rather avoid a partial shutdown by authorizing more spending, while 14% are not sure. ”
About the same number of people in a Monmouth poll conducted around the same time show Americans disapprove of shutdowns. Americans just hate big government more than the dysfunctional government.
Republicans in Washington vented last week against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for attacking their spending “compromise” that spends hundreds of billions on defense and social spending. Sen. Paul not only called out Washington for working against the wishes of their constituents, he made them look bad. Turns out that Rand’s position is more popular outside of D.C. than they originally thought.
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We should not be borrowing money! We need to cut back spending until Congress can live within a frugal budget, and then cut it more until the debt is eliminated.
Cut speeding, cut labor , run government as a liable business. If Washington was my employee , YOUR ALL FIRED.
You won’t see any spending cuts with these neocons and dumocrats. They’re career puppets on a string for the corporate elite. When are the people going to realize their stupidity by re-electing the same idiots that vote to spend, spend, spend, without any sense of fiscal responsibility. There are a few fiscal conservatives in the House and one senator, that has always voted on issues of fiscal responsibility, and the leading advocate of fiscal restraint to establish a balanced budget, and that is, no other then, Senator Rand Paul. He has my vote in 2020, and yes, he will run.
Amen! I used to gloat about the delegates other states have because Kentucky’s seems to be so much better. But then I have to stop and consider McConnell, and that will shut me up quickly.
Would be glad to see McConnell leave. He is not much better than Harry Reid.
Get rid of pelosi, feinstein, brown and newsome, all from California. These 4 lying, thieving liberals aka ‘dumbocraps’ have taxed Californians into the poorhouse with all their BUPKUS taxes for so called infrastructure repair. What has California gotten from these fiscally inept thieves: more bums, ‘boat people, crime, dirt and crappy and failing infrastructure. Get rid of these aforementioned no good thieves, restore California to fiscal competence and finally make this the great state it used to be instead of the bum infested, unaffordable, unliveable SH*THOLE it’s become under the liberals.
Everybody thinks the government spends too much, but no one wants to give up his or her own largess. And no one wants to pay more taxes to make up the deficit. So we will just continue spending off the capital built up by our forefathers until the US becomes totally broke – just like Argentina.
There is a lot of waste, fraud, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending. There are unnecessary agencies and others that are bloated with excessive personnel. Too much money is given away as foreign aid to countries who use it to support terrorism against us.