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Poll: Voters Want Republicans In Charge Of Controlling Deficit

September 27, 2010 by  

Poll: Voters want Republicans in charge of controlling deficitAmerican voters have more confidence in Republicans than Democrats when it comes to controlling the national deficit, a recent poll has revealed.

The latest edition of the bipartisan Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll reports that 45 percent of Americans surveyed would prefer a GOP-led Congress handling the country's budget. Only 28 percent would favor Democrats.

In addition, approximately 45 percent of the registered voters surveyed believe that Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives after November's midterm elections. About 46 percent said that conservatives will take control of the Senate.

FOXBusiness.com reports that Congress' lack of progress on determining next year's tax rates could significantly impact the taxpayers.

"If Congress was to fail to extend [the Bush-era cuts], that would be close to disastrous," Clint Stretch, managing principal for tax policy for Deloitte Tax LLC, told the news provider. "I don't see how these folks can fail to extend the middle-class tax cuts. People would be angrier than they are now."

According to a report from Deloitte Tax, a family of four with a household income of $50,000 per year would have to pay almost $3,000 more in taxes in 2011, while a family of four accruing $100,000 a year will see a rise of $4,500.

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  • dan az

    With the way they spend in Washington do you really think that there going to keep the tax cuts? The writing is on the wall.Transpearincy is what you get with a tax cheat at the helm and a captain that yells we need more of there money Im not though spending yet!sorry for the misspelling!

  • s c

    Oh, brother. Saying that ‘Republicans’ will control the deficit better than the ‘Democrats’ is an incredibly stupid thing to say. Now, if we had 500+ CONSERVATIVES doing the job, that would make sense.
    This poll must have been put together out of a monumental sense of boredom. Gut spending. Lower taxes, to hell with politics-as-usual and keep career politicians OUT of Washington.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      I couldn’t agree more! Unless we get true conservatives in office, not much is going to change…

      • Bob

        If the voters knew anything we wouldn’t be in this mess today.

    • Granny Mae

      You hit the nail on the head ! Just because that person is Republican doesn’t mean they are trust worthy ! Get rid of all career politicians and vote in some Libertarians for a change. They certainly can’t do worse than what is in there now ! We need term limits !

      • Carole Howell

        Granny Mae,

        What would be better is to get big business’s money out of our politics, they buy our politicians. We need publicly financed elections to get them to do the people’s business. Simple.

        • Granny Mae

          Carole,

          The big business lobby is the base of most of the corruption in Washington ! I agree !

  • Glen

    I agree with SC. We need the Conservative Party. The Republicans are second best.

  • jim

    This is a little like saying we like the Germans better than the Japanese because they treated prisoners better in WW2. What part of reality doesn’t the media get? For that matter what part of reality don’t most Americans get? For over 100yrs we are like sheep going to slaughter. This sheep (ME) has been fleeced enough. This November and for the months before, I will fight like hell to have all the incumbents run out on a rail. Let’s do our job as citizens and vote these insane, drunken spenders out!

    • 45caliber

      I agree.

      Incidentally, did you know that the Japanese used prisoners for medical experiments – just like the Germans did? At the end of WWII, the American politicians decided to rebuilt Japan to give us some presence in the Far East – and to be able to do it in spite of the citizens who fought there, they hid that data. I actually heard of it from one of the Japanese doctors involved who became a Christian after WWII. He wrote a book about it. And he was shocked at some of the other doctors on the group. (None were punished and all were returned to private practice.) They said that it was wrong of the US to stop their “research” because it might help in the future.

      Their “research” was on how much pain a person could handle. They would do things like open-heart surgury on prisoners without using any pain medication to see how far they could go before the “patient” died. Torture was a big thing to them.

      • Granny Mae

        OMG ! I never heard of such a thing. War breads all kinds of hell doesn’t it ? It boggles my mind the limits to which human deings will go.

  • J.M.R.

    yes the repubs are a joke, they have left the cow in alaska on her committee job a good slap in face of the primary winner. then theres the new commitment with america, what a joke all are maybes, nothing said like they mean it.

  • FreedomFighter

    Only Conservatives can save this country.

    Progressive liberal communist/socialist infiltration of both parties is obvious.

    IMHO conservatives need to take control of the repub party and throw the commies/socialist fools out.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • dan az

      FreedomFighter
      I hear that Ron Paul is going to run.The only problem is will he make it to that day.With the right people under him there will be no doubt that we can bring it back to what it suppose to be.But Im more concerned that they (the elite) wont let it happen like JFK and brother bobby.Hope Im wrong!

      • Granny Mae

        I hope you are too !

      • 45caliber

        Ron Paul is an excellent Congressman. Let’s leave him there. (He my district’s Congressman.) But as President? He is over seventy now. I sincerely doubt that he would serve as President for more than a few months at most before dying of old age and the stress the job has.

        • dan az

          45
          Is there anymore like him there we sure could use them now!

  • http://purple50.org Gregory Zorn

    Let all the tax cuts expire. We have an incredable bill to pay, all the wastfull spending, two wars, drug benafits. Americans are tough people, I would rather pay the bill now, rather than give it to my children. We are the ones that let Bush and Obama make such bad decisions, we can pay for it. I have a lot of spending cut info on my blog purple50.org check it out. If you want lower taxes I say stop all forign aid (how has ading forign countries become the responsability of the American tax payer) and defence spending, its out of control.

    • LifeRyder

      I’ll go you one better. Drop the IRS and the Federal Reserve. As for military spending, that should be INCREASED. Without a strong military defense AMERICA would be worse off then we are currently. The government spend MORE for illegals then defense. At last count it was 3.8 billion for illegals, and 38% of prisons population are illegals.
      If was were to spend 23-32 million dollars per year for the next 10-15 years rounding-up and deporting illegals, there would be none left. That is a savings of 3.7 billion saved. Then cut ALL foreign aid to countries that hate the US, what we stand for, and save billions more.
      Lock down all borders and do as other countries have (continue to) and jail violators in hell holes.

      • Granny Mae

        I think I really love you !!!!!!!!! LOL !

    • 45caliber

      I agree we need to pay off our debt. And, like I MUST do when I overspend, let’s cut expenses. And – since this debt is so large – we need to cut that spending to the BONE!

      First, stop all payments of things like foreign aide except for real disasters. Then stop all purchasing of more land for the governmet to horde. Third, stop all government money going to private charities such as the Cancer Foundation. Let them go back to begging for their money. Fourth, close down the Departments of the government that are not mentioned by the Constitution, starting with Welfare. By the time we finish that, we can should be able to shut down all money going to groups like ACORN too.

      I suspect by that time, we could increase our military about ten times what it is today and still pay off our debt if a few years.

    • spike

      Hey Greg,
      Are ya a psycho? Let the tax cuts expire??? Are you a democrat, or just crazy? Let’s try this, shall we?: l. Cut all ALL all SPENDING–at least in HALF. Let’s try making congress, and the senate, all ALL all,
      take a pay cut. Then let’s do this: Start weaning off the Federal Reserve, and get AMERICA back on the gold, or at least the Silver standard…AIG is getting ready to pay back their tarp money, where is the rest of the money from the other jokers, the CitiBank, Bank of America (who gave credit to people with no SS#’s), AND MOST OF ALL, privatize Social Security–make everybody have their own…INVESTED WITH THE BANK OF THEIR CHOICE, THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S GREEDY HANDS DON’T GET TO TOUCH IT!!! Let’s have Michele Obama’s multi million dollar staff cut at least LEAST in half –A LEAST!! Let’s stop giving Social Security to people who haven’t paid into it!! Let’s get rid of Illegal immigrants who aren’t paying taxes, and let’s stop letting them use our hospital emergency rooms as their private physicians. If they want to have a baby (an anchor baby) on ‘UNCLE”–THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE IT OUTSIDE IN A TENT, AND BE RELEASED TO THE INS…There should BE no ANCHOR BABIES–repeal a few unconstitutional laws–like HEALTHCARE “REFORM”…of course, just to woo us, they let the uncontroversial stuff fly first, just in time for elections, so they could court us for the TRILLION DOLLAR BEAUROCRATIC NIGHTMARE. Okay, and last but not least, WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO INSIST THEY LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN A BUDGET!!! OKAY? there.

      • kenny

        hey spike youre a little hard on the poor. what makes you think saving the government all that money going to benefit you in any way. love the country hate the government

        • http://naver samurai

          The vision to ensure that government remains our servants and not our masters. Less government means more money and freedom for the average American, while more government means tyrrany and overburdening the people. Do you understand now? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • jopa

    It has to be a manipulated poll, I do not believe that many Americans are so uninformed but maybe.We now have the Bush tax cuts and if that works everything should be just fine.It is not working. Republicans made this mess and if they take control again it is a very scary time for America.

    • Jeep

      Sure, manipulated just like voters for this DNC disaster. How about this? Let’s cut all social welfare, including medicade and medicare, social security, etc. After all, health and human services is the largest budget item on the menu. Let’s allow working people the opportunity to keep what they earn, and allow govt to do what it is Constitutionally mandated to do. Which, as it should be, is not much. Then, maybe, we could have “fiscal responsibility”. Try reading Article I, Section 8. It is quite enlightening.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Jeep,
        you say let the workers keep what they earn and I agree with you on that. The problem is you also say get rid of social security and I want to know what about the money I paid into it since I was 15? I’m 59 now and you say I shouldn’t be able to get it? It is money I earned!

        • Jeep

          Joe H. do not be ridiculous! The cat is out of the bag. Social Security should never have been implemented in the first place. This Ponzi scheme is illegal, just ask Madoff. Besides, you shouldn’t get your panties in such a wad, it’s just my opinion! I would prefer Uncle Sam just return the money paid into SS and call it a day.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Jeep,
            I would like to see him return the money he stole from it!!! That would be a good start!!! As an addendum, please don’t confuse me with the rest of your friends, kid I don’t were panties!!

    • Granny Mae

      jopa,

      Enough already. I’m so sick of your living in the past and everything out of your mouth is “it’s all George Bushes fault” ! At this point in time WHO THE HE-L CARES ? Constantly refering back to Bush or Clinton or Reagan or Mickey Mouse does nothing to solve the problems and at this point we live in the here and now and Obama is the one screwing us over. You just seem to display no intelligence what so ever when every one of your posts say’s It’s all George Bushes fault. Get a grip and get some original ideas for a change ! Either that or go back to bed !

      • 45caliber

        Speaking of Mickey Mouse … Back when Nixon was running for President, some radio jockey suggested that if you didn’t like either person running, write in a vote for Mickey Mouse. If Mickey won, then they would have to get some new people to run since Mickey doesn’t exist.

        My wife was a vote counter then (whatever they call them.) She told me that they were unofficially told that Mickey won! But some court decided since Mickey didn’t exist the votes didn’t count for anything.

        • dan az

          45
          Thats to bad he would of made a great prez.

        • Granny Mae

          I remember that ! My sister voted for Mickey ! LOL !

    • spike

      yeah, Jopa, the Republicans are the devil, and they “caused” all this.
      Roosevelt started all this with Welfare, and pump priming, and Governmnent programs….Now, anyone who feels owed something can collect…SSI, foodstamps, whatever…Because the Government has become our provider. The deregulation of energy in PA is a problem, The sub prime lending didn’t start under Bush, it started under Clinton, and Bush just “rode the bubble”…HE WAS WRONG!!! But I’m gonna tell you this: Any politician, regardless of party who believes the Government needs to do more for us, believes in Big Government, and that means spending!!! John Beyhner for President, I say. This guy has actually worked a job…let’s start asking the questions: Has this guy ever worked??? and here’s one: Let’s start ASKING OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS THE QUESTIONS!!! THEY SHOULD NOT DECIDE WHAT THE”ISSUES” ARE!! WE SHOULD.AND WHO CARES WHAT PARTY THEY’RE FROM?

      • Granny Mae

        spike,

        I agree with you. The presidency is the only job I know of that you don’t have to display certain qualifications for. The highest job in the nation and you need no job qualifications to hold it. I think we should make up a list of qualifications that we feel are needed and then check them off against every person running ! Legal birth certificate first. Citizenship second. They should have some knowledge of diplomacy, eticate and knowledge of the running of a country and some military experience is necessary. That is a beginning.

        • Granny Mae

          A president needs national and world knowledge and experience and our state reps. need to learn to gather our wants and needs and carry them to Washington and represent us ! We need to make it clear what their jobs really are and if they don’t do their jobs they are out. There should be term limits too. No more of these old foggies being proped up in their chair so they can vote ! They are not earning their pay ! I could go on but it’s time for me to quit and go to bed. I finally got my legs to stop jerking and hurting so I will get to bed while the getting is good . Nite all !

    • http://naver sook young

      Through all my studying and reading of the American newspapers, I’ve come to the conclusion that if you raise the people’s taxes, many more bad things will happen. More than have happened with this this pretender of a president. I know I’ve only been a citizen for two months, but I think that if the government can balance the budget for more than a year they can take the money they save and pay towards the debt, right? Can they do that reguardless which party has control? I’m eager to vote in November and I really want my vote to count.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sook young,
        I only wish some of our natural born citizens would study a problem as much as it seems you have. Welcome new citizen!! God Bless you!!!

        • http://naver sook young

          고맙습니다! Thank you!

      • Granny Mae

        sook,

        I too want to say welcome new citizen.. We need you and more people like you. Congratulations.

        • http://naver sook young

          고맙습니다! Thank you.

  • hsr0601

    At this time, it looks like the oil-friendly country is gambling on Iraq oil again, citing a big government & deficit, and therefore the world-wide stimulus package worth trillions and health care reform in America are now at stake.
    Gambling on party of “no idea” is sure to be much like Throwing an Egg of Economy Against The Wall.
    Of the money by the money for the money is getting a society nowhere near prosperity

    The recovered stock market value alone, around $1.5 trillion, is nearly twice as much as the stimulus package, set aside all the other benefits.
    My response to the question : where are jobs ?
    In the trade deficit, exactly in the severe and persistent oil money spill, taboo of ” do not add to the deficit” party.

    • Jeep

      So, you like the “ADD to the defecit party”?

  • http://none sean moor

    you people are dumb!! this two party system is owned by the same evil monsters that hide in secret.They CONTROL everything!!!! including the president. Thats what the evil ones want.to keep everyones head in the sand. go to youtube.type in aaron russo (RIP).you will see interviews on him.he has a documentry on what is going to happen to the usa.it came out in 2005.and alot of what he talks about in his film has came to pass. He was a film maker.a manager for some rock stars,like bett midler.you will hear him talk about his friendship (which he ended,when he found out the truth)with nick rockefeller from the imfamous rockefellers (bankers). please check out this.you will be inlighten.

  • 45caliber

    I won’t necessarily say we want Republicans in charge – it’s just that we don’t want the ones now in power in charge of it.

  • http://gmail i41

    hsr0601, if the marxist muslim moron and his fump ranging envior greenies, would let drilling rigs hit the ground drilling oil wells instead of sitting stacked up. Price of crude would drop like it did when Reagan opened up the million of acres of useless parks up to drilling. We should be able to pay off our debt, with oil to China, provide the Social democrat greenie weiny Hillary and the State Department, if they don’t give it away. The pedophile muslims sheiks in the middle east could be beat, on just not sending them money for oil, that we right have here. In 4-2006 the Stansbury Report stated that over 2 trillion barrels of crude in just the Rocky Mts. Who took the information and put it up their lower dual purpose vents. Why, it is the marxist socialist enviro democrap dung heads with windmill ears, the airy faery dumbocrat. Bush had want drilling to start up imediately, to make crude oil prices drop. You simple minded pus brains must like paying $4.50 a gallon for gas to be boated in?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      i41,
      If they let em’ drill, we wouldn’t have to buy as much from the foreign markets and we could pay China in cash!! Cash that was worth a little something!

  • dan az

    You all see these political adds that they have on,then why cant we have our want to be congress men and women just say how they would change or fix the problems that we face today instead of trashing each other.Then we the people could see who is a true conservative and not just another progressive that just says he is.Then give them a contract of impeachment just in case they lied and we could hold them accountable!

    • Granny Mae

      dan az,

      Another great idea ! I said that several years ago and people thought I was nuts ! I think that is a perfect idea. They should be made to sign a contract just to keep them on the up and up !

      • dan az

        Hey Granny
        So how do we get it started?

        • Granny Mae

          dan az,

          Since every candidate has to register to be a candidate we could just have them sign the contract at the same time they fill out papers to run ! Lets get-er-done !

          • dan az

            granny get er done!

  • libra

    IT MATTERS NOT HOW MUCH THEY TAKE FROM US IN TAXES. THEY WILL SPEND IT ALL AND THEN SOME.. TODAY INSTEAD OF TELLING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE TAX CUTS–HE PASSED A 45 BILLION DOLLAR ( BORROWED MONEY) SMALL BUSINESS LAW. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT A PARTISAN PIECE OF TRASH THAT IS. WHY NOT LET SMALL BUSINESS SPEND THEIR OWN MONEY TO HIRE WORKERS AND GROW THEIR BUSINESSES INSTEAD OF TAKING IT FROM THEM IN ADDITIONAL TAX DOLLARS?.. DO YOU HEAR HOW HE CRIES ABOUT THE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PRIVATE CASH ON THE SIDELINES OWNED BY PRIVATE CITIZENS. HE SALIVATES AND DROOLS WHEN HE SPEAKS OF IT AND HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO CONFISCATE OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. THE NEXT THING THIS NACISSSISTIC NUT JOB WANTS TO DO IS NATIONALIZE OUR IRA’S AND 401K PLANS.. THE GOV. WILL IN RETURN DOLE IT OUT TO US IN AN ANNUITY. IT IS CALLED TROLLING FOR DOLLARS. THEY ARE DESPERATE AND WILL, I BELIEVE STEAL ANYTHING NOT NAILED DOWN.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest DQuiney

    Hello. What is the matter with you people? The defecit will not be controlled until the FEDERAL RESERVE is abolished. PLAIN and SIMPLE. Read Executive Order 11110 Signed by President Kennedy a couple of weeks before he was assissnated. Abolishing the FEDERAL RESERVE, who print money out of nothing and loan it back to the govt. to be paid back with interest. All income taxes go to pay down the defecit:The American people are making these Bankers rich, who run the shadow govt., and who do not pay state or Fed. income taxes. Why do not they pay taxes?

    • s c

      George Orwell addressed that very question in his book (1984). Orwell said that ‘some pigs are more equal than others.’ Washington is a huge, stinking pig sty. It is run by pigs for other (elected) and “favored,” non-elected pigs.
      When they greet each other in the halls of Congress and in the White House, they don’t say ‘hello.’ They say OINK.

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