Poll: Americans Support Super-majority Vote In Congress To Create Entitlement Programs
October 12, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
A recent survey revealed that a majority of Americans would like to make it harder for Congress to enact entitlement programs.
According to a poll by PreserveOurFuture.org, a nonpartisan public welfare organization, approximately 70 percent of those surveyed support the requirement of a two-thirds super-majority vote in Congress to create such programs. Nearly 60 percent believe that Congress should pass a Constitutional amendment that necessitates the two-thirds vote.
The organization's founder, David Manns, said that the overwhelming support for a Constitutional amendment reflects these programs' detrimental impact on taxpayers during tough economic times.
Several Republican candidates for Senate have presented their ideas for reducing Social Security costs for Americans. During a recent debate on Fox News, Rand Paul of Kentucky suggested changes in the prerequisites for government services.
"You're going to have to have eligibility changes for the younger people," Paul said.
Marco Rubio of Florida told the news provider that he does not support privatizing Social Security benefits, which some Republicans have suggested, but he does believe the retirement age should be raised.
"That's got to be part of the solution, the retirement age gradually increases for people of my generation," said Rubio, who is 39 years old.