Spending just got personal

September 27, 2010

Voters not only place a great level of concern and importance on the issue of government spending, they perceive it as having an impact on them, personally.

More than two thirds (68%) say government spending is a factor in their own financial situation.

A plurality (40%) say government spending is very much a factor in their own financial situation; this received a higher number of responses than a number of other potential factors tested, including the high unemployment rate (36%).

The perceived impact of government spending reaches across all income levels, from those making less than $30,000 per year (61%) to voters making $100,000 and over (68%).

Source: 10-state aggregate poll, Tarrance Group/Hart Research [Sept 2010] sponsored by Public Notice.

The whole series:

What’s on voters’ minds?

Is spending too high or too low?

Will it actually work?

Spending just got personal

Will it affect your vote?

Surplus not even in your lifetime?

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5 Responses to Spending just got personal

  1. robert ludwig says:

    I lost 60% of my pension during the Bush years, and most of my life savings. Now that we have a president with a brain, things a starting to stabilize. We must get more money into the hands of working people because they are most likely to spent it.

  2. robert ludwig says:

    I lost 60% of my pension during the Bush years, and most of my life savings. Now that we have a president with a brain, things a starting to stabilize. We must get more money into the hands of working people because they are most likely to spend it.

  3. Darrell Knotts says:

    To few people under stand that this recession all started when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were buying up morgages that were doomed to fail. They did not care. This illustrates perfectly that the polictial ***holes in
    Washington do not care about what is right for the country, as long as they drive their agenda and get their
    votes. It is clearly time to kick the liberals that vote with Obama into are big ditch. May they NEVER get out.

  4. Deborah says:

    I am absolutely astounded by the idiocy of people that think giving a pittance to voters will actually stimulate the economy. HELLO PEOPLE!!! No economy ever, in any place at any time was ever taxed into prosperity. Cutting taxes for the poor means nothing…they’re not paying taxes anyway..in fact, too many are getting hand outs.

    Cut out capitol gains taxes…people will invest. Lower corporate taxes, corporations will hire workers. Hired workers pay taxes…this isn’t rocket science here folks. A government worker making 50,000 a year, paying 12,000 in taxes still costs 38,000/year PLUS benefits. A private sector worker making 50,000 a year, paying 12,000 in taxes shows a net gain of 12,000!!!

    End entitlements. End the federal department of education (it’s been proven to be a detriment to our children), end the EPA (another beauracratic nightmare of terrorists), end the department of energy (was supposed to decrease our dependency on foreign oil…didn’t so it should go), cut the salary and benefits of all of congress, the president, the judges. Slash all federal, state, local jobs by 2%. End the increasing burden of regulations that are for the most part illegal, immoral, and definately job reducing. Put in a flat 10% income tax for everyone. End of story and the nation and the economy improve.

    Like I said, rocket science it isn’t!!!

  5. Steve Saunders says:

    The shell game, ever seen it? You have got your eye on the wrong shell. It is not the economy or lack of money that is the problem. Lack of respect is the problem. The President of the United States, Congress and the news media do not respect or understand the accomplishments this nation has made. In my opinion they do respect themselves therefore they cannot respect others.

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