By Greater than Two-to-One, Americans Want Jobs, Not Spending Cuts

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 10:16 am

CBS News has released a new poll and, not surprisingly, with official unemployment around nine percent, it found that an overwhelming 51 percent of Americans said jobs/economy is the most important problem facing the country. By comparison, the national debt comes in second with a mere seven percent of Americans saying it is the most [...]

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 [...]

Immediate Austerity: A Win-Win Strategy for Republicans

By: Friday January 28, 2011 8:30 am

When fully in control of Washington, the Republican Party has traditionally shown no concern for budget deficits. They had no problem passing both unpaid-for tax cuts or huge entitlement expansion on nearly party line votes. As Republican Vice President Dick Cheney famously said, “Deficits don’t matter” –at least as long as Republicans are in the [...]

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