Almost 3/4 Of GOP Voters Disagree With GOP Demands

  • metta

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    Jul 14, 2011 1:48 AM GMT

    Almost 3/4 Of GOP Voters Disagree With GOP Demands

    http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201107130025
  • GQjock

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    Jul 14, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    Ah but Metta Grasshopper ..... icon_biggrin.gif

    They weren't the percentage who pay the bills for the republicans
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    On Deficit, Americans Prefer Spending Cuts; Open to Tax Hikes
    Twenty percent favor deficit reduction by cutting spending only
    [url]http://www.gallup.com/poll/148472/Deficit-Americans-Prefer-Spending-Cuts-Open-Tax-Hikes.aspx?utm_source=add%2Bthis&utm_medium=addthis.com&utm_campaign=sharing&utm_term=Deficit-Americans-Prefer-Spending-Cuts-Open-Tax-Hikes[/url]
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    To reiterate: the GOP demands NO tax increases. Only 20% of those polled agree that's their preference. The rest would be open to taxes included in a deal, even though the majority want spending cut mostly.
    Among Republican voters only 26% prefer no tax increases.
    And, Obama's deal of 87% cuts to 13% taxes was endorsed by the GOP themselves before they painted themselves in a corner.
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    Last I checked, NO means 0%.
    "Mostly cuts" can be anything from 70-99%--cuts, 1-30% tax increases.
    Obama (and the GOP before they lost their mind) asked for 87% cuts, 13% taxes.

    Again:

    Among Republican voters only 26% prefer no, zero, ziltch, tax increases, the current GOP position.
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    OP had it perfectly right (even though he didn't quote it):
    OPA new poll from Gallup confirms not only that Republicans do not have the American people on their side, but that Republicans do not even have Republican voters on their side. According to the poll, a scant 20 percent of Americans, and 26 percent of self-identified Republicans, agree with congressional Republicans' position that deficit-reduction should be accomplished through spending cuts only.
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    q1w2e3 said
    Among Republican voters only 26% prefer no, zero, ziltch, tax increases, the current GOP position.


    Ah, I see, that's why you liberals are hopping up and down with joy. That is NOT the GOP position.


    Are you crazy? The GOP position is all cuts, no revenue increases. Remember the private jets?

    And, having backed themselves into a corner, even 3% of those who agreed with them two months ago have moved to the president's side.

    And NewsCorp is imploding!

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    Jul 14, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Are you crazy? The GOP position is all cuts, no revenue increases.


    Incorrect.


    Christian73 said
    Remember the private jets?


    What about them?

    And don't forget.... best selling authors!


    Please tell us which tax increases the GOP put forward or was even willing to accept?

    We'll wait.
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    Jul 14, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Are you crazy? The GOP position is all cuts, no revenue increases.


    Incorrect.


    Christian73 said
    Remember the private jets?


    What about them?

    And don't forget.... best selling authors!


    Please tell us which tax increases the GOP put forward or was even willing to accept?

    We'll wait.


    I don't know what MSNBC is telling you, but there's a whole bunch of different proposals from the GOP side floating around out there over the past few days (most of which I disagree with, especially McConnell's idea).


    Really? Speaker of the House, Boehner:

    "Boehner Assures Republicans He Won't Cave on Tax Hikes"

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/12/round-4-white-house-debt-meetings-to-begin-with-no-deal-in-sight/

    Senate Minority Leader McConnell

    "In my view the president has presented us with three choices," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., referring to efforts to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. "Smoke and mirrors, tax hikes, or default."

    "Republicans choose none of the above," McConnell said.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/07/mcconnell-blasts-obama-over-debt-talks/1
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    Jul 14, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    I'm sorry, SB, you're perfectly right.

    The only consistent GOP demand (from McConnell himself): anything other that what gets Obama reelected.

    Even if it means going against what their own report on the deficit says about the "ideal" mix of cuts and tax increases.
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    Jul 14, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-kleinThe debt talks in three sentences
    Over the past few weeks, the Obama administration has smoked out the fact that the Republicans really don’t want a grand bargain on the deficit, and are in fact much more implacably opposed to the revenues that deal would require than most observers assumed.

    At the same time, Republicans have smoked out the fact that the Obama administration is desperate to strike a grand bargain over the deficit, and is willing to make much larger concessions than anyone realized in order to get one.

    What’s going on now is, to some degree, a process in which both Democrats and Republicans are trying to figure out how to best use what they’ve learned about the other party and survive what they’ve learned about themselves.


    What is quite clear to me, if not to SB and Republicans:

    klein continuedThe bottom line in these negotiations is that Obama is willing to raise the Medicare eligibility age, cut Social Security, slash discretionary spending by more than a trillion dollars over 10 years, and make taxes less than a fourth of the total package. Before we can locate the opprobrium for Obama’s gross inflexibility, we need to locate his gross inflexibility, which more than a few liberals fear the White House misplaced along the way. Republicans, meanwhile, prefer a smaller deal with fewer entitlement cuts because they will not permit one-fourth of the package, or even, going by their statements, one dollar of the package, to come from revenue. These two positions are simply not alike.