Public Pulse: how much of every dollar does the government waste?
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According to Gallup, Americans believe the federal government wastes 51 cents out of every dollar it takes in. Americans believe their state governments waste 42 cents of every taxpayer dollar and that local governments waste 38 cents of every dollar.
According to CBS/New York Times, only 33% of registered voters believe Social Security will have enough money to pay their promised benefits. 50% believe it will not.
According to McClatchy, 61% of registered voters believe the worst is yet to come for the economy. 37% believe the worst is behind us.
According to Rasmussen, 64% of adults are unwilling to pay higher taxes themselves to reduce that deficit. Only 27% of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to cut the federal deficit.