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    U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    The Quinnipiac University poll also shows that few of those surveyed expect President Barack Obama to make much progress with congressional leaders at a White House meeting, originally scheduled for tomorrow, that is likely to focus on economic issues.

    Asked about their own priorities, 45 percent of those surveyed support additional spending to stimulate job growth, 32 percent want to see the federal budget deficit reduced, and 17 percent want lower taxes -- even as Congress meets in a lame- duck session to debate the continuation of Bush-era tax cuts.
    You cant spend your way to economic recovery. The government needs to stop the spending, cut taxes and nix alot of these regulations that make it a pain in the ass to start business to create jobs.

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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    You cant spend your way to economic recovery. The government needs to stop the spending, cut taxes and nix alot of these regulations that make it a pain in the ass to start business to create jobs.

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    The best thing Obama could do right now and it will get him re-elected is, get the hell away from our economy and tax system. Let it fix itself. Stop all the BS talk about raising taxes, regulations and C&T.

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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    This is why I don't have a ton if faith in actions actually being taken to curb the deficit. Americans, in general, are about Number One.

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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    This is why I don't have a ton if faith in actions actually being taken to curb the deficit. Americans, in general, are about Number One.
    I disagree its more or less a combination of this and lack of economic knowledge.
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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I disagree its more or less a combination of this and lack of economic knowledge.
    Can't argue with that.

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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    You cant spend your way to economic recovery. The government needs to stop the spending, cut taxes and nix alot of these regulations that make it a pain in the ass to start business to create jobs.

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    Spending is the ONLY way to create an economic recovery. And as long as the private sector isn't doing it, the government needs to pick up the slack. I agree with you that there are a lot of regulations that can be cut to encourage private job growth, but in the short term we need someone to buy goods and services and the private sector is not doing it.
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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I disagree its more or less a combination of this and lack of economic knowledge.
    Well speaking as someone who has quite a bit of knowledge about economics, let me just say that the short-term deficit is an overblown, overhyped non-issue. During a recession, having relatively high spending and relatively low taxes (i.e. a budget deficit) is EXACTLY what we should be doing. We can worry about the deficit when the economy recovers, and even then we don't need to worry about balancing the budget. We just need to cut the deficit to a reasonable size, so that our economy can outgrow our debt.
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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    As to the more general point - that preferring economic stimulus over deficit reduction indicates a lack of knowledge about economics - it would seem that the vast majority of economists disagree. Greg Mankiw, probably the most famous living conservative economist, polls his fellow economists on a regular basis to see what issues they commonly agree on. Here are a couple things on which there is a widespread consensus among economists:

    "Fiscal policy (e.g., tax cut and/or government expenditure increase) has a significant stimulative impact on a less than fully employed economy." - 90% of economists agree

    "If the federal budget is to be balanced, it should be done over the business cycle rather than yearly." - 85% of economists agree
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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    You cant spend your way to economic recovery. The government needs to stop the spending, cut taxes and nix alot of these regulations that make it a pain in the ass to start business to create jobs.

    U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows - Bloomberg
    I have been saying this for over a year and been attack pretty regularly for it.

    We have listened to Biden claim we were going to spend our way out of the recession and Pelosi claiming that Unemployment Benefits create jobs.

    Clearly none of the lame brain schemes have come close to working.

    The best example of Obama waste I have seen is the $111 million dollars for jobs in L.A. and managed to only hire 54 people for all that money.

    Or the total of 690,000 new vehicles that were sold during the Cash for Clunkers debacle last summer, and only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not have been sold anyway for a cost of $2.9 billion or $24,000 per car. the major benefit went to Toyota who sold more than anyone else by a wide margin.

    The deficit will be cut when the jobs come and the jobs might just come with some good news about cutting taxes and regulations because the economy is based on the belief that things are looking up. People don't invest in a future that is uncertain.

    Obama spent too much time talking about how everything was awful and that added to the problems.

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    Re: U.S. Voters Prefer Job Creation Over Deficit Cuts, Poll Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Spending is the ONLY way to create an economic recovery. And as long as the private sector isn't doing it, the government needs to pick up the slack. I agree with you that there are a lot of regulations that can be cut to encourage private job growth, but in the short term we need someone to buy goods and services and the private sector is not doing it.
    The government can't replace private sector cash flow. The past two years and over a trillion dollars has proven that.
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