According to recent polls neither candidate has convinced Americans that they have a credible plan to reduce spending and debt. On the eve of the second presidential debate, Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, sits down with Jeff Crouere on Ringside Politics with a Punch to discuss this and more.
All ears will be tuned to Obama as he gives a speech in Pennsylvania to lay out his plans to avert the fiscal cliff. Will he address the need to cut spending or will his plan only include tax hikes? Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins host Manny Haley on KRMS Morning Magazine in Lake Ozark, Mo., to discuss.
According to the Economist, 37% of Americans expect government spending to increase a lot over the next four years; 14% expect it to increase a little; 20% expect it to stay about the same; 16% expect it to decrease a little; and 3% expect it to decrease a lot.
On Nov. 6, Americans made one of the most important decisions they are tasked with in our great country and chose President Barack Obama to serve another term, in addition to other candidates down-ballot. Now that the campaign is over, those leaders are faced with an extraordinarily important decision themselves: what to do about the looming fiscal cliff.
The debate over taxes has dominated the fiscal cliff negotiations and overshadowed the bigger problem of spending, specifically on entitlements. The president has offered a very clear vision of his plan to raise taxes as part of a balanced approach to deficit reduction, but has yet to detail how he would fully offset the sequester or address entitlements, the biggest drivers of our deficits.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice on Morning Magazine WENG-AM in Englewood, Fla., to discuss how Congress remains divided even after the election and as the fiscal cliff is growing closer, many wonder if the president will keep his promise to cut the deficit.