Poll Shocker: Republicans Like Ryan Plan, Dems Favor Obama, Few Follow Details

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 3:49 pm

The latest Gallup poll for USA Today found that the American people where close to evenly split along mostly traditional partisan lines on whether they support Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) deficit reduction plan or President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. In reality, however, the poll tells us basically nothing about how the American people feel about the [...]

New DCCC Ad Calls Republicans on Their Vote to Kill Medicare

By: Monday April 25, 2011 2:43 pm

The Democratic party has made it very clear they intend to make a big issue out of the House Republican budget that would end Medicare and replace it with a privatized voucher program. The DCCC has put together another ad hammering Republicans for this vote. (via Huffington Post) This is a solid improvement over the [...]

Ryan Medicare Vouchers Even Less Popular Than Individual Mandate

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 8:09 pm

The key Medicare provision in the Paul Ryan budget recently voted for by almost every Republican in the House is profoundly unpopular with the American people, according the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. When simply asked whether they wanted Medicare to remain a defined benefits plan or see it changed into a voucher system to [...]

Budget Deal Continues Tradition of Treating People of DC as Second Class Citizens

By: Monday April 11, 2011 1:02 pm

During the budget debate, President Obama and Congressional Democrats again sold out the 600,000 mainly African-American and Democratic voting citizens of Washington, DC. They allowed the Republicans to add to the budget deal a rider that would prevent the District from using its own tax revenue to have Medicaid pay for abortion. Democrats used the [...]

When Everyone’s to Blame for the Shutdown, No One Is to Blame

By: Friday April 8, 2011 11:26 am

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer thinks that if there is a government shutdown, the American people aren’t going to be specific in their blame, they are just going to blame everyone. “They’ve got to get off that and get to thinking about the people that sent them Washington to represent them. This is a [...]

Maybe the Democratic Base is Spineless Because Party Leaders Praise Not Having Spines

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 4:57 pm

A new NBC/WSJ poll that shows self-identified Democrats think Congressional Democrats should compromise on the budget while self-identified Republicans think their elected Republican leaders shouldn’t compromise. Seeing these numbers, Matt Yglesias writes “Democratic Leaders Are Spineless Because Democratic Voters Like Spinelessness,” claiming that the pathetic response from top Democrats is them merely responding to their [...]

Americans to Washington: We Want Jobs, Not Budget Cuts

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 12:23 pm

In what is something like the 50th survey to show the same thing, a new Bloomberg poll (PDF) found that by far the top issue for Americans is jobs, and that a clear majority want the federal government to be focused on the priority of creating jobs instead of cutting spending. Which of the following [...]

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