…A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and say avoiding a shutdown is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure…
Are you listening, GOP “leadership”? While you might be frightened rabbits about a government shut down, the people aren’t. Really, this isn’t 1995…Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton and the MSM is no longer in monolithic control of the debate. We can shut down the government and it will be Obama and his Democrats who get the blame – as they should because it is entirely their fault if it does get shut down. We’re out of money and they are refusing to make anything more than symbolic cuts…and the American people are on to their scam.
Here’s what you do – instead of seeking to compromise where we might agree to $30 billion cuts (which is a massive come-down from the $100 billion promised), why don’t we pass a new bill cutting $200 billion? Do that, and we might be able to force the Democrats to pony up $50 billion…and once that is done, pass a supplemental bill cutting $500 billion. Then you’ll get them to agree to the $100 billion. Its called “politics”. This is a thing where you go about seeking negotiating advantage for your side – where you try to force the other side to come over to you, rather than the other way around. This cane be hard – but it is fabulously easy when the people are concretely backing your view…the people want the cuts, for crying out loud. Our hand is a straight flush, the Democrats are holding a pair of 3s…call their bluff!