ipsos poll, jan 12: 71% oppose raising debt ceiling, only 18% support more borrowing
Public strongly opposes debt ceiling increase: Reuters/Ipsos | Reuters
we know what boehner's broads and boys are gonna do
then it will be your move, dems, what card can you play
in a related matter, cbs january 15 finds a full 77% of americans want to see SPENDING CUTS vs only 9% in favor of raising taxes
CBS poll: 77% Say Cut Spending, 9% Say Raise Taxes - U.S. Congress - Fox Nation
So Americans don't want the debt ceiling raised to avoid defaulting on her credit, but there is minimal support to rolling back social programs that comprise a substantial portion of the federal budget? Quite the coherent message that is.Expensive benefit programs that account for nearly half of all federal spending enjoy widespread support, the poll found. Only 20 percent supported paring Social Security retirement benefits while a mere 23 supported cutbacks to the Medicare health-insurance program.
The debt ceiling will be raised since Republicans won't have the guts to cut anything substantial enough to turn the current deficit into a surplus, unless you honestly believe that they are willing to cut Medicare, Social Security, and the Defense budget significantly. That thought is even more laughable considering how much time they spent complaining last year over the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in ObamaCare.