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    Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Recent polls show that Americans are coming to agree with Obama's position: that Congress must raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit by a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts.

    Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff? - CSMonitor.com

    In the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Tuesday night, a growing percentage of Americans – now 38 percent – say that the debt ceiling should be raised, versus 31 percent who say it should not. A month ago, only 28 percent favored raising the debt ceiling and 39 percent said it shouldn’t. Obama, his administration, and most economists assert that a failure to raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2 would lead the nation to begin defaulting on its debt – or, alternatively, halt payments on other national obligations, such as Social Security checks and service members’ paychecks. Any of these nonpayments would be devastating to the US economy and the individuals affected.
    Good to hear.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Agreed. Though I wish the numbers were higher.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    I doubt Obama is winning over very many people with talk of more spending and higher taxes.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    This is precisely what is wrong with our country. We are more focused on who is "winning over America" than actually what sort of policies are being implemented.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    This is precisely what is wrong with our country. We are more focused on who is "winning over America" than actually what sort of policies are being implemented.
    While I do agree with you that the obsession with wining is far to pervasive, the system requires that public support is raised. It's an ugly and messy business. And today, it really has gotten to a point of excess exposure. Not that there wasn't real mud from the beginning in this country, but the sheer volume of voices, around the clock, spewing mud and disinformation has become excessive and more damaging than ever I fear.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Presidential Approval Tracking

    you will notice it was high when we schwacked Osama, and has been headed downward ever since the topic changed to the debt ceiling.

    64% of Americans Disapprove of Obama's Handling of the Deficit

    CNN Poll: Nearly 2/3rds of the American People Support "Cut, Cap, and Balance"
    Worth noting, Democrats: President Trump will have a Pen and a Phone. #Precedent.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Polls these days our sooo fishy and the use of pseudo polls misdirect the public all the time
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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Polls these days our sooo fishy and the use of pseudo polls misdirect the public all the time
    The reality is that polls on policy questions are pretty meaningless. The general public just doesn't spend enough time following every twist and turn to know all the nuances. They often appear to support two conflicting positions for example. Often times they will say they oppose some bill, but then if you ask them about each individual component of that bill, they will support them all... It isn't that they're dumb or something. It is just that they have jobs and families and whatnot that are more pressing than reading about political issues.

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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Obama is many disgusting things. One of his major shortcomings is his leadership. It totally blows, and it blows hard. He wants a Communist economy, but he doesn't have the testicular fortitude to develop a specific plan to accomplish that goal. He refuses to be specific, because can't take the heat specificity will engender within his own Leftist camp. He's deliberately irresponsible. Obama is a deadly curse upon the nation.
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    Re: Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElCid View Post
    He wants a Communist economy, but he doesn't have the testicular fortitude to develop a specific plan to accomplish that goal.
    So you claim to somehow have this insight into Obama that tells you that despite his actions and claims, he wants a communist economy... I guess you just think you can see it in his eyes or Glenn Beck told you so, so it must be true or something... And you're mad because you think he has this goal you attributed to him. But then you're also mad that he isn't succeeding in accomplishing this goal you hate...

    I dunno man. I think you need to think this one through some more. Start by reading what communism is maybe?

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