(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – The vast majority of American voters feel that the reason Washington has once again busted through the debt ceiling is because the federal government is struggling with uncontrolled spending and is okay with a shutdown until both Democrats and Republicans have come up with the budget cuts that are necessary to bring down the debt and get our nation’s finances under control. Sounds like common sense to me, doesn’t it to you? Unfortunately, the left running the country wouldn’t know what common sense is if it smashed into their faces.
Paul Bedard, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, wrote that, “According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, voters also believe that Congress, the White House, and federal agencies are to blame for the problem, not Americans paying too little in taxes.”
“Overall, 56% would support a ‘partial’ shutdown to bring the budget into line, nearly twice the 34% who don’t. And on the blame issue, even more, 66%, believe the debt is high because of ‘politicians’ unwillingness to reduce government spending.’ That was three times higher than the 21% who blamed taxpayers,” Bedard continued.
People are clearly fed up with the mismanagement of their tax dollars by the federal government. This is something that has been going on for a long, long time now. Which is why there are so many individuals who are complacent about the situation, having known no other way. But this is something that should not be. Our leaders need to learn the meaning of the word “budget,” so they can create one that is within our means and then stick to it.
There are so many areas of spending that can be cut, starting with all of the wasteful research projects that basically exist for no other reason than for funneling tax payer dollars from the wallets of hard working Americans into the pockets of politicians looking for a way to get wealthy without producing any sort of meaningful product or service that benefits the citizens of this country. We can move on to the salaries of those serving in Congress from there. Like I said, there is plenty to cut that would significantly reduce spending.
“The government hit the $31.38 trillion debt ceiling last week. Republicans have been pushing for spending cuts, while Democrats are trying to eliminate the cap to allow unlimited spending and borrowing,” Bedard reported. “President Joe Biden has so far refused to engage in negotiations, leaving his administration to take action to stall a government shutdown.”
“The media has played along with the administration in warning of catastrophic impacts if the administration has to start partially shutting down the government. But those warnings have been heard before, and voters apparently aren’t scared by them,” Bedard continued.
Rasmussen discovered that voters are a bit more supportive of a shutdown now than they were four years ago when one seemed to be on the horizon during the Trump administration. After a brief shutdown in February of 2018, 54 percent stated that they supported it.
Members of the GOP were a bit more favorable to a new shutdown, however 41 percent of Democrats asserted that they would prefer that to raising taxes more. When even the Democratic voters in the nation are sick and tired of spiking taxes, you know you’ve gone too far. A majority of Democrats, 52 percent, declared that they agree politicians are the ones to blame for the massive increase in debt.
“Federal workers are also against a shutdown, worried about losing pay. But after past shutdowns, federal workers have received back pay even though they were on furlough, though outside contractors do not get paid for not showing up in the office,” the article concluded.
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