Poll: Americans Deciding Stimulus is Wrong, Only 37% Support

The latest Rasmussen Poll shows that only 37% of Americans now support the economic stimulus.  Some 43% of those polled said the stimulus should be scrapped.

The Senate debate on the stimulus and the Daschle limo and tax caper have done something important and remarkable: the American media is again starting to do its job and act in a more impartial manner.

Even the New York Times finally decided yesterday that Tom Daschle needed to pull his name from the president’s consideration for HHS chief.

Now the Rasmussen poll is telling us that the Nancy Pelosi developed stimulus that passed in the House without one Republican vote is a bad bill. It spends too much, acquires too much debt and creates too few jobs.

Even the White House knew the stimulis created by Nancy Pelosi was a bad deal.
White House Encouraged Dems To Fight Pelosi on Stimulus

Senator Mitch McConnell said it meets none of the president’s goals and is not “timely, temporary and targeted.”

Last night Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) said, “This plan steals the future of the next two generations.”

“When the American people learn what this bill contains they will reject it. This bill is about spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We got into this mess by spending and investing money that didn’t exist. We won’t get out of this mess by doing more of the same. Yet, that is precisely what we are doing,” Dr. Coburn said.

“Instead of delivering change, this bill celebrates the politics of the past. The bill represents both the mindless partisanship of recent decades, and the failed interventionist policies of the 1930’s. The Senate can, and must, do much better. As currently written, this bill represents the worst act of generational theft in our nation’s history.”

Michelle Malkin:

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Flaws of Stimulus More Obvious Each Day

5 Responses to “Poll: Americans Deciding Stimulus is Wrong, Only 37% Support”

  1. futiledemocracy Says:

    The Republicans need to stop pretending they know what they’re talking about. We’re in this mess, because of them.

  2. Wen Says:

    It doesn’t matter who is to blame- $900billion ON TOP of currently a gazillion dollars debt- ARE WE INSANE????!!! We will have to eventually pay that back right?! HOW??!!!

  3. djcnor Says:

    I totally agree with futiledemocracy. Almost every program in this bill has been shown to produce jobs and a strong economy in countries in which they have been the policy for a long time.

    Americans apparently just aren’t capable of thinking long term, or they’ve been thinking short term for so long that they find it very difficult to change gears. They also don’t travel and don’t keep up with international news so they don’t know what’s going on in other countries.

    The idea is to spend the money in a way that causes it to go through multiple pairs of hands before landing in the bank or back in the hands of the government in the form of taxes. The more hands it passes through, with one person paying the next, the more stimulus you get per dollar spent.

    What makes them think that a guy with an IQ that is likely to be 160 (the average undergrad IQ at Harvard is 130, and he was magna cum laude at their law school, which only goes to the top 10% of the class) has worse ideas than they do?

  4. Cecil Jones Says:

    Bailing out the Banks and Wall Street
    Why is this a crime?
    The bankers are getting all of theirs,
    And they’re keeping yours and mine.
    The Fat Cats take huge bonus checks
    While some hard workers can’t get one.
    The greedy bastards now get welfare
    And the politicians spit on us bums.

    It’s our fault?

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