Majority Of Americans Want Spending Cuts, Instead They Get Taxed


Once again, as with Obamacare, the people of the United States be damned! A recent Rasmussen poll indicates that 62% of Americans favor across-the-board spending cuts, but of that number only 57% think they are likely. It does, however, appear that 77% of households will see an increase in their taxes thanks to Congress and the White House.

Rasmussen reports,

Even as official Washington signs off on a “fiscal cliff” deal with $1 in spending cuts to every $41 in new taxes, most voters continue to favor across-the-board spending cuts but doubt they are likely to happen. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is even somewhat likely that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years. Fifty-seven percent (57%) see significant spending cuts as unlikely. This includes 11% who believe such cuts are Very Likely in the near future and 20% who say they are Not At All Likely.

I suppose now we can not only say that it is not only "unlikely," but doesn't stand a chance and never did. Washington never implements real spending cuts.

However, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will see tax increases. Oh yes, you will pay more, at least if you are one of the unfortunate Americans who just got thrown over the cliff by your government. You will have to do without, while your government continues to demonize you and bleed you for more money, while at the same time continuing to spend like drunken sailors, and this applies to Republicans, as well as, Democrats.

The deal just passed by the House provides for no real spending cuts. Basically, Barack Obama and the Democrats got exactly what they wanted, while Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pats himself on the back as though his "yes" vote on the bill was something that conservatives should be proud of, then starts babbling about the debt ceiling and spending cuts.

Interestingly, Graham said on his Facebook page, "I have repeatedly made it clear I will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless we address why we are going further in debt."

So I have a couple of questions for our GOP representatives who think like Sen. Graham. Once it's addressed why we are going further in debt, will you increase the debt ceiling? I mean we all know the "why." We just don't want to cut spending, including Senator Graham. He just wants to divert that spending into the military, but he doesn't really want to propose real, serious cuts to welfare programs and wasteful expenditures in the federal government.

Second, Graham also signed a Tax Pledge put out by Americans for Tax Reform. I thought he was real clear about not raising taxes. Apparently not s he said on Facebook, "Last night I voted for and the Senate passed legislation which prevents the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts for 99 percent of Americans. Without this legislation, there will be a dramatic increase in every South Carolinians' taxes." Which means Graham did what many did and that is they played the class warfare game of the Obama administration and thought it was best that those who make more than others should shoulder the tax burden, rather than dealing with everyone equally.

I suppose "being real clear" about something in Washington is code for "this is my stance until pressure is applied." Thanks for nothing.

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  • Seymour Kleerley

    After a decade of offensive (aggressive) Military blunders, that program needs to be downsized. Give us those resources to rebuild and strengthen America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/annem.erskine Anne M Erskine

    The majority of Americans CAN NOT want spending cuts because they re-elected Obama - the polls are wrong, the surveys are wrong, the USA is a liberal progressive sewer, and Americans got what they voted for - DEFICIT/ SPENDING/ TAXES/ LESS FREEDOM - Where the hell were the voters who could have elected Romney and he could have won but the voters who could have put him over the top STAYED HOME so, in essence, they voted for Obama and the ruination of the Constitutional Republic of the USA - and John Roberts should be tarred and feathered. What a farce that Biden administered the Oath to uphold the Constitution to the new members of the Senate - they have NO SUCH OBLIGATION TO THAT OATH and what a farce it will be to see Bozo the Marxist anti-American Constitution hater be "sworn in" by John I do not know the Constitution Roberts - AND THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH REPUBLICANS IS - they will not stand up, they will not enact our platform, they will not fight.

  • Greg137

    Setriously it is like some leaders are on a different planet, or it is that we try to tell them what we want, and even though we both speak english, it is like they Can't understand what it we are trying to say.. GRRRRRRRRRR!!! If a wiseman(voter) and a fool(politician) are arguing how long does it take before you can't tell who's who?

  • Greg137

    Some say that there is no difference between Republicans, and Democrats.. That is partly true.. the only republicans that are like democrats are RINOs... RINOs are just as deceitful as democrats and if it weren't for the Republican name they would be neo marxist left wing democrats... We Core Republicans are Different as we actuially have values that we care about, and we are different than democrats, but as for RINOs well you couldn't tell them apart if your life depended on it......

  • ste1021

    If voters really want to cut and control spending, then why in the world would they re-elect the community organizer? Why do polls show his numbers climbing? Seems more like Americans have become dependent on the government and quite possibly may never elect a Republican president again.

  • J J

    All I can say is - elections have consequences (according to Obama) and at least half of American voters are responsible for these actions. So if they didn't want their taxes raised, they shouldn't have voted for Obama!!! He has lied so many times, why did you Obama voters believe him this time?? Not only are those of us who didn't vote for Obama going to suffer but, guess what, you who did vote for him are going to suffer, too!!! He doesn't care what you did at the polls, only the end result. We are in serious trouble because of you Obama voters.

    • ste1021

      Makes you wonder why anyone who cares about their families would vote for a socialist state and a declining standard of living.

    • Seymour Kleerley

      How was our standard of living going in Bush's last year?

    • ste1021

      That was 5 years ago and 6 TRILLION DOLLARS ago. Soon it will be 7 trillion dollars ago. Then 8 trillion, then . . . .

    • Seymour Kleerley

      Just as I thought. Your fortunes crashed with mine and much of America with Bush. You actually expected Obama to reverse that epic collapse in 4 years. I did not. It's been improving slowly (very) but surely.

    • ste1021

      Please don't speak for me. You assume WAY too much.

    • Ron G

      It was not in the tank, but on the way. The only mistake Pres Bush made was signing the Dodd Frank bill. When Pelosi and Reid took control of the house and senate things went downhill.

  • ketrout

    I hope all of those that voted for Obama get hit with huge tax increases. This is NOT what the majority of Americans wanted!

    WHEN ARE WE GOING TO STAND UP TO WASHINGTON AND TELL THEM THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY LONGER!!!!

  • Wolf-Talker-1

    Who ever wrote this article with the idea that most Americans want spending cuts is way off base. The majority of Americans have spoken when they re-elected the Great Black Father. We need to feed the Regime (Government) so it can continue to grow bigger and bigger, the Regime and only the Regime knows what is best for the Country and it's SUBJECTS!

    • ste1021

      Unfortunately, you are absolutely right. The voters have approved Obama's drive to create a passive, bankrupt, socialist dependent state.

  • patriot

    We will never see any fiscal cuts because the politicians and government employees don't have the same retirement, health care, or retirement age as the rest of us. Couple this with absolutely no accountability by any of them and you expect any less? They only care about one thing, their own asses- plain and simple...........public be damned

  • http://twitter.com/MacdonaldCory Macdonald Cory

    If most Americans wanted a cut in spending, then why in hell did they vote for Obama and Democrats again? What made the majority who voted for Obama think that the second time around would be different? What a bunch of idiots!

    • http://www.facebook.com/gene.r.swank Gene R Swank

      Most of the votes he got were bought and paid for, the rest were fraud. It is time people, it is time to stand up and say NO MORE.

    • Seymour Kleerley

      Did fear of the Right Wing of the GOP. have anything to do with Obama's victory?

    • ste1021

      Most Americans don't give a damn about the deficit as long as the goodies keep coming. THAT'S why the community organizer won.

  • Ron G

    Sooner or latter your congressman is going to come home for a visit. If you don't like the way he votes, let him know it. Day or night, let them know. Make them feel very uncomfortable.

  • Raymond

    After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

    'Let me see if I've got this right.

    'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

    'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

    'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

    'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.

    'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.

    'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

    'You want me to do all this, and then you tell me......

    I CAN'T PRAY?'

  • fliteking

    Breaking News - No One In Washington Cares About What Most Americans Want.

    He11 folks, at this point the needs and votes of illegals are far more important than that of the average citizens, at least as far as your "Federal Representatives" are concerned.

    As a citizen your voice can no longer be heard.

    Working stiffs have become money pits for Washington . . . your opinion DOES NOT MATTER.

  • retiredmillwright

    I not only want a spending cut. I want a change of control of our government away from the socialists now controlling it. We are seeing a serious spending addiction by our government. They are having to borrow more than four out of every ten dollars they spend from foreign countries and yet refuse to accept spending cuts. America is being looted by our own government and the only out come is going to be complete ruin shortly if it continues.