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Campus Question – February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013

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Campus Question – February 21, 2013

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Today a Pew Research study revealed that barely one-in-four Americans are aware of the looming budget sequester cuts. Of those, 49% favor delaying the cuts while 40% support letting them happen if Congress cannot reach a deal, and 49% would blame Republicans in Congress for the cuts while only 31% would blame President Obama. And 76% say a deficit package should include both spending cuts and tax increases. Will Congress pass a balanced deal to avoid the budget sequester cuts?

7 Responses to “Campus Question – February 21, 2013”

  1. NCrissieB Says:

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  2. NCrissieB Says:

    I wish I were confident that this would be resolved at the last minute, as was the fiscal cliff in early January. I think GOP will let the sequester happen and then pass a bill to replace the defense funding – and other stuff the GOP want – and try to force Senate Democrats to vote against “keeping America strong.”

    The defaults favor Republicans on this, and unless President Obama and we can bring huge public pressure to bear – and win the spin once it happens – I think hardworking Americans are going to take a hit here.

  3. Norbrook Says:

    I think it’s a pretty poor reflection of our country and the “news” media that only a quarter are aware of the sequester cuts.

    In terms of “do I think Congress will pass a deal?” I used to think that something like this would be a given, but these days, who knows? :roll:

  4. addisnana Says:

    I think I’d be better off calling a phone bank of average citizens than calling my representative one more time. I’d like a script to educate the 3 in 4 Americans who haven’t tuned in yet. I keep calling and emailing Ms. Bachmann but I’d be shocked if it moved her even a fraction of an inch out of Tea Party territory.

    I sent an email to OFA asking for phone banking on guns, sequester and anything else that needs citizen mobilization.

  5. Jim W Says:

    Jeff C. McKay, our county supervisor said that the County is planning for a 10% drop in revenue and a corresponding drop in services, maintenance and construction until the problem is solved. Big business may have had their fill of wing nuts before the 2014 election.

  6. Gardener Says:

    Good evening…… We’ve had a bit of a winter smorgasbord today, sleet, freezing rain, snow, you-name it! Power has been on all day, lotsa gasoline on hand for the generator if need be…….. Ashes are hauled out, wood and dog are in………. T/T U in the morning if we have power.

    Best, G