I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cut But Don't Cut My Stuff

Nothing new here but...
There's Not A Single Spending Cut That Republican Voters Support
We have seen this in every poll - Republicans say they want to cut government spending but there isn't anything they actually want to cut.
A look at what Republicans oppose:
  • By 47-37, letting the Obama payroll tax cut expire.
  • By 68-26, cutting spending for Medicare.
  • By 61-33, cutting spending for Medicaid.
  • By 66-28, eliminating the tax deduction for home mortgage interest.
  • By 72-25, eliminating the charitable tax deduction. 
  • By 56-44, raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67.

Republicans don't favor much in any potential deal — they also, of course, are opposed to allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on any income bracket. Pollster Lee M. Miringoff warns that they might be unhappy with whatever happens.
“There’s no clear statement of what Republican voters want to happen. There’s opposition to everything,” Miringoff said.
 Of course the bloated Defense budget is off the table.  This is a sign of American exceptionalism - an exceptionally broken country.

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