Skip to comments.GOP Voters Hate Senate 'Cliff' Deal(Yes, and we will hate those who voted it into law as well)
Posted on 01/08/2013 12:40:22 PM PST by bestintxas
On Friday, Gallup released a poll gauging Americans' views of the Senate deal passed last week to avert the "fiscal cliff." Overall, Americans are mixed on the deal, with 45% disapproving and 43% approving. Among Republican voters, though, the verdict is overwhelmingly negative. 65% of Republican voters disapprove of the plan, against just 27% who support it. It's the opening salvo in the 2014 primaries. The Senate deal, negotiated by GOP Leader McConnell and VP Biden, gave the government $620 Billion in new tax revenue and delayed, for two months, the automatic spending cuts enacted with the debt ceiling increase in 2011. The deal passed the House narrowly, due to strong support from Democrats. House Republicans voted 2-1 against the measure. Their opposition mirrors, almost perfectly, the reaction of the party base.
The deal agreed to last week is just the opening act in a drama set to play out over the coming weeks. Next up is a fight to increase the debt ceiling and debate over next year's budget, or continuing resolution. The Republicans secured no real spending cuts in the "cliff" deal. If they again fail to win any real spending cuts in the coming rounds, the mood of the GOP electorate will sour even more.
The political futures of many GOP members may be decided by March.
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1) It was passed in middle of night 2) It was passed without anyone reading it 3) It was passed with a majority of the party in power against it 4) It prostituted all principles of conservatism in raising taxes on the majority of Americans 5) It was passed as a tax-heavy "compromise" with thinly-veiled spending reductions 6) The spending reductions were actually spending increases 7) It had higher spending than what both Pelosi and Reid originally wanted 8) All of the above
I’m glad my congressman was one of the 3 from Michigan who voted no.
I pity the Rino Monkeys who voted for it!
Send them packing.
“Im glad my congressman was one of the 3 from Michigan who voted no.”
Mine (Culberson) also voted no but my two Senators voted yes.
One is history already(Hutchison) but I already placed on notice the other(Cornyn)as being one that will be eyed for replacement the next time he comes up.
To my new Senator Ted Cruz: go for the jugular!
Is this higher than any other bill that O signed into law since taking office?
I dont imagine the result of the debt limit and budget spending bills that he signs will poll any better.
My 2 US Senators(Grassley and HARKIN) voted NO, My Congressman(Then) STEVE KING and (NOW)Tom Lathum(re-disticting) also voted NO!
Obama is able to win because he knows that the GOP may make some weak gestures of protest about high taxes, massive debt, crushing regulation, and oppression of freedom but deep down these things don't really bother them. It's just a show for the base and if he gives them a way to abandon opposition to those things, they will every time. All he needs to do is create a crisis so they can say "what else could I do?" and everyone in DC is happy.
“All he needs to do is create a crisis so they can say “what else could I do?” and everyone in DC is happy.”
I think this comparison between a republican and a democrat is very realistic:
“Don’t let a crisis go to waste” Rahm Emannuel
“use a crisis to cave and hang your hat on” Most Republicans
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