The Hill:Only 27 percent of likely voters favor raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while 62 percent oppose it, according to an exclusive poll for The Hill.
The poll found solid opposition from Republicans and also from independent voters, who are critical to President Obama’s re-election in 2012.
Only 27 percent of likely voters favor raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while 62 percent oppose it, according to an exclusive poll for The Hill.
The poll found solid opposition from Republicans and also from independent voters, who are critical to President Obama’s re-election in 2012.[MORE]
I think Republicans made a huge mistake by immediately announcing they would raise the debt ceiling if Obama and the Democrats signed on to budget cuts. It was completely unnecessary to compromise so early. I think it would have been smarter if Republicans had announced back in November that the ceiling would not be raised. They could have then put the pressure on Democrats to start looking for budget cuts. This would have taken away the Democrat's ability to play the "quick, do something" game and would have proven to voters they were serious about cutting debt. It also would have prevented Obama from coming up with his WTF investment strategy.
As things stand now, Democrats are pretty much controlling the language on the debt ceiling and pushing the idea that the only option is to raise it. Time is running out to come up with a plan to make sizable cuts, so once again it looks like the ceiling will be raised.
I am a black conservative from a black conservative family. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and finally settled in New Jersey. Throughout my life I knew I did not share many of the common beliefs of other American blacks.
For starters, I never took to the term African-American. I have meet too many real Africans who are now Americans, to ever with a straight face say we share something in common other than skin tones. Their history and culture is truly a unique and is a completely different experience from my own. My culture is distinctly American, from the way I speak, think, dress and act and you know what else? I love it! So for me, I will always be an American who just happens to be black.
I put myself and my beliefs out here in cyberspace, to show my fellow blacks that there is something more. That one need not accept the false promise of the next social program, the belief in government as savior or the next Democratic candidate will right all wrongs. That true Hope and Change comes from belief in yourself, in a nation that allows dynamic movement if you are bold enough, smart enough and brave enough to make it happen.