51% Favor Government Shutdown Until Congress Cuts Health Care Funding

Rasmussen Reports

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.

This helps explain why 53% would rather have a partial government shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut. Thirty-seven percent (37%) would prefer instead that Congress avoid a shutdown by authorizing spending at existing levels as the president has proposed….

…Looking to the future, 80% of GOP voters believe it is more important for their party to stand for what it believes in rather than to work with the president. Right now, 65% of Likely Republican Voters think Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters from throughout the nation over the last several years, while 59% of Likely Democratic Voters think Democrats in Congress have done a good job of representing their party’s values…


The complete article is at Rasmussen Reports.


Related: From FreedomWorks a graphic: The Obamacare Hub -Transfer of Data and Dollars [PDF]


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The full-sized graphic is at the link above.

There’s additional information at Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom.


Update: The hits just keep coming.   Census on Obama’s 1st Term: Real Median Income Down $2,627; People in Poverty Up 6,667,000;…

During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people on poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau…


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Update 2: Sen. Harry Reid tells GOP to ‘grow up,’ swallow Obamacare and move on


CAJ note“Exemptions for me, but not for thee.”



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