Not much of the stimulus money has been spent yet, but regardless, it's not going to matter because the stimulus plan is not a stimulus plan. It is simply a bill stuffed with pork to feed Congressional greed and give kickbacks to special interest groups that helped elect the current Congress.Forty-five percent (45%) of Americans say the rest of the new government spending authorized in the $787-billion economic stimulus plan should now be canceled. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 36% disagree and 20% are not sure.
Some other highlights from this poll:
andAmericans have mixed feelings about whether speeding up the new government spending in the stimulus package will help the economy. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the increased spending will be good for the economy, but 44% say it will be bad. Eight percent (8%) think it will have no impact.
The Democrats must really be screwing the pooch in the eyes of Americans if they are back to trusting the GOP more on the economy, particularly considering that the disaster began under Republican control.Only 31% of U.S. voters believe the economic stimulus package has helped the economy. That's down from 38% when it first passed in February.
For the first time in years, voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on the handling of the economy.
That 60% ought to be a lot higher. No Republican in the House voted for the stimulus and only three Republicans in the Senate voted for it and one of them has since become a Democrat himself.Most voters predicted that Congress would pass the stimulus plan without knowing what was in it, as many legislators later acknowledged. Sixty percent (60%) also believed the plan was not a bipartisan effort but was instead mostly what congressional Democrats wanted since they control both the House and Senate.
It would seem that the American people are slowly waking up to the fraud that is "hope and change."