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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
Republican rhetoric aside, most Americans really don’t like cuts in federal spending
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 23, 2013 11:05 a.m.





One of the many uncomfortable truths facing Republican politicians these days is that the American public generally favors government spending cuts only in the abstract — but not in reality.

I addressed this matter in a post of several months ago (HERE), and now Jonathan Bernstein has an updated take on the issue HERE:

As we get closer to the sequestration deadline, followed a few weeks later by the appropriations deadline that could cause a government shutdown, new polling by Pew reminds everyone why the Republican position is so hard to maintain: people really don’t like spending ...

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