3 votes

Most Americans oppose cutting off funding for Obamacare, poll shows

Most Americans oppose cutting off funding for Obamacare, poll shows

By James T. Mulder | jmulder@syracuse.com
on August 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM, updated August 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Syracuse, N.Y. -- While many Americans still have a negative view of Obamacare, most oppose the idea of cutting off funding to stop the law from being implemented, according to a poll.

The poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 57 percent of Americans disapprove of the idea of defunding the law.

Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, requires most Americans to get health insurance next year or face a financial penalty. Some lawmakers in Washington, D.C. who oppose the law say that if members of Congress cannot repeal it, they should cut off funding to stop the law from being put in place.

The most common reason poll respondents cited for opposing defunding is that "using the budget process to stop a law is not the way our government should work."

Read more: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/most_american...




Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Most Americans don't know the money will be borrowed.

They have been misled to believe that the rich will be taxed to pay for health care.

The rich and everyone will be taxed to pay the interest on the healthcare loan.

Congress has not paid a penny on the debt since 1893 and has borrowed EVERY year since.

Free includes debt-free!

Look who worded and sponsored the poll

and tell me it isn't biased, if you can!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Kaiser, a major beneficiary fo this crony capitalism

Kaiser, a major beneficiary of this crony capitalism releases a poll that supports crony capitalism.

What a surprise!

Free includes debt-free!

And the majority of gun owners want Federal background

checks as well. Obamacare only has 19% support nation wide, and I find it hard that the folks that want it stricken from the books care how it is done.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

Although "scientific" polls

Although "scientific" polls are useful, polls can also be manipulated. Even this relatively minor majority is dependent on numerous factors. If possible, poll the exact same people with identical questions in a couple of years... ;) Personally, I place a healthy dose of skepticism in polls that I don't have time to thoroughly review... like this one.

stupid polls.

-The most common reason poll respondents cited for opposing defunding is that "using the budget process to stop a law is not the way our government should work."

that's exactly how it should work. Something stupid comes along that is a waste of tax payer money, doesn't get taxpayer money!

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.

It's not the poll.

Sadly, the poll is a gauge of what people don't know that they don't know, but they think that they do know.

It's that pesky public education showing again.

I was trying to be polite and

I was trying to be polite and not call a bunch of random people stupid directly...don't mind calling them ignorant though.

"It's that pesky public education showing again." - good point.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.