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Voters Speak Up About The Sequester

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Voters Speak About The Sequester

When Republicans speak to the press they’re fond of saying “the American people”.  Do they truly represent us?  It doesn’t seem that way to me.

The results of a poll conducted on February 21st for the Hill newspaper were just released about the upcoming automatic spending cuts known as the “sequester”.

1000 people were asked which cuts they would favor.  The majority said they would prefer cuts in Defense spending rather than social security or Medicare.  A margin of 58 percent to 28 percent also think cutting the nation’s debt is more vital than keeping domestic and military programs at their current levels.

Forty-nine percent said they would support cutting military spending, while only 23 percent said they would support cuts to Social Security and Medicare. A sizable majority of 69 percent said they would oppose cuts to the social programs.

So, let me see if I understand this.  Voters don’t want cuts to social programs.  They want social security and Medicare protected.  So why have Republicans taken a stand that they are on the table as part of the programs they want to reduce?  I think I’ve got it figured out.  They want cuts in social security and Medicare so their bosses don’t have their tax loopholes closed.  Well, now it all makes sense.  I just had to remember who Boehner and the boys work for.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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