Saturday, February 23, 2013

Americans still don’t want to cut any actual government programs

This is quickly becoming the world’s least surprising chart. A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that most Americans like the idea of cutting federal spending in the abstract — they just can’t agree on any specific areas they’d actually like to cut:

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Foreign aid is far and away the most popular suggestion for the chopping block, but even here, it’s a close call — 48 percent of respondents said cut it, 49 percent said keep it the same or increase it. (Foreign aid makes up less than 1 percent of the federal budget.) In no other spending area is there majority support for cuts.

For the rest of the story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/23/americans-still-dont-want-to-cut-any-actual-government-programs/

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