Public Pulse: Spending Problems?

Public Pulse | February 12, 2013

On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the federal government didn’t have a spending program. (See video here.) But, according to Fox News, 83% of registered voters say the federal government has a spending problem. 14% say it does not.

President Obama gave his State of the Union last night in which he said America is growing stronger. But, according to the RealClearPolitics average, which covered mid-January to early February, 37.4% think the country is headed in the right direction while 55.6% think it is headed in the wrong direction.

Forbes estimated an American who earned the average national income would pay $355,366 in various taxes over his or her lifetime. According to Rasmussen, when given four options, 43% of adults believe the sales tax is the one that is most fair. 26% rate an income tax is the most fair 6% said property taxes and 5% said payroll taxes.

Next week is the fourth anniversary of President Obama’s $1 trillion stimulus. According to Fox News, 34% of registered voters say the 2009 federal stimulus worked. 60%  say it did not.

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