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57% of US Voters OK With Government Shutdown If It Results in More Cuts

The tea party wins!

(St. Louis Tea Party)  

It’s not 1995 anymore.

57% of American voters say that it is OK to shut down government if it leads to more spending cuts. Rasmussen reported:

A majority of voters are fine with a partial shutdown of the federal government if that’s what it takes to get deeper cuts in federal government spending. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and say avoiding a shutdown is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

Republicans want to make more spending cuts in the current budget than Democrats do, but 36% of voters think it would be better to avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at a level most Democrats will agree to. Fifty-seven percent (57%) would rather have a shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on deeper spending cuts.

 

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Jim Hoft is the proprietor of Gateway Pundit Blog from the heart of America-- St. Louis, Missouri.  He is also a guest-blogger for HUMAN EVENTS.com.

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