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51% Favor Government Shutdown Until Congress Cuts Health Care Funding

51% Favor Government Shutdown Until Congress Cuts Health Care Funding

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

President Obama yesterday criticized congressional Republicans for insisting on spending cuts in any budget deal that continues government operations past October 1, saying they risk "economic chaos." Most voters agree a federal government shutdown would be bad for the economy, but they're willing to risk one until Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on ways to cut the budget, including cuts in funding for the new national health care law.

Just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a partial shutdown of the federal government would be good for economy, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty-six percent (56%) say such a shutdown would be bad for the economy, even though payments for things like Social Security, Medicare and unemployment would continue. Sixteen percent (16%) think it would have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

But 58% favor a federal budget that cuts spending, while only 16% prefer one that increases spending. Twenty-one percent (21%) support a budget that keeps spending levels about the same.

Read more: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/gene...

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They act like it's a blame

They act like it's a blame game. Fk I want the Federal Government to shut down!

Be Your Own Media!!!

obamacare stays

it will never be dismantled adjusted buy never done..next step is single payer..what would be if.... ob care gets trashed. never gonna be.imho..

I say ...

.. Shut them down so they don't try to take more of our natural, Lord given rights away....

So the liberty movement can regroup and focus on the most important items such as END THE FED movement... Cuz I see that being on the back burner right now...

Be careful ...

... the big government Republicans are (once again) lying about this.

They are actually proposing to "defund" Obamacare for ONE YEAR. In 2015, it would resume.

Also, they are planning to end the sequester, which is the ONLY thing that has put any sort of dent into government spending.

Their real motive is to end the sequester, which is crimping their style and not allowing them to spend whatever they want. They don't give a damn about Obamacare. The big government Republicans LIKE massive spending.

It's probably even higher than that.

They didn't count me!

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul