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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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 ...

Read more