Public Pulse: deficit, spending cuts & government shutdown

Public Pulse | April 5, 2011

According to Associated Press/GfK, 55% of adults think it is either “extremely” or “very” likely that the size of the federal budget deficit will cause a major economic crisis over the next 10 years. 30% think it is “somewhat” likely while only 10% think it is “not too” likely and 5% say it is “not at all” likely.


 

According to Associated Press/GfK, when asked what should be the main focus of lawmakers as they seek to cut the deficit, 62% said cutting government spending while 29% said raising taxes. Only 4% said Congress should focus equally on tax increases and spending cuts.

 

According to Rasmussen, 57% of likely voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. 31% say avoiding a shutdown is more important. 12% aren’t sure.

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3 Responses to Public Pulse: deficit, spending cuts & government shutdown

  1. evelyn says:

    my husband is in the military. i believe if the government is willing to continue to let our country get involved in wars they should be prepared for what comes with that. i believe that our country should have been more prepared for something like this to happen. i also was in disbelief as to even hear that the government was even thinking about stopping payment to people. that should have never even crossed their minds to begin with. how could you debate on whether people should recieve the money that they’re owed and worked for, risked their lives for. use to feed, cloth and shelter their families with. people need their money their lively hood depends on it.

  2. evelyn says:

    my husband is in the military. i believe if the government is willing to continue to let our country get involved in wars they should be prepared for what comes with that. i believe that our country should have been more prepared for something like this to happen. i also was in disbelief as to even hear that the government was even thinking about stopping payment to people. that should have never even crossed their minds to begin with. how could you debate on whether people should recieve the money that they’re owed and worked for, risked their lives for. use to feed, cloth and shelter their families with. people need their money their lively hood depends on it.

  3. evelyn says:

    my husband is in the military. i believe if the government is willing to continue to let our country get involved in wars they should be prepared for what comes with that. i believe that our country should have been more prepared for something like this to happen. i also was in disbelief as to even hear that the government was even thinking about stopping payment to people. that should have never even crossed their minds to begin with. how could you debate on whether people should recieve the money that they’re owed and worked for, risked their lives for. use to feed, cloth and shelter their families with. people need their money their lively hood depends on it.

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