As any regular viewer of Fox News knows, everyday non-millionaires are going to have to make some hard sacrifices if we're going to dig ourselves out of the recession into which millionaires have immersed us.
For some impossible to understand reason, though, that message is failing to gain popular support…
Less than a quarter of Americans support making significant cuts to Social Security or Medicare to tackle the country’s mounting deficit, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, illustrating the challenge facing lawmakers who want voter buy-in to alter entitlement programs.
In the poll, Americans across all age groups and ideologies said by large margins that it was "unacceptable” to make significant cuts in entitlement programs in order to reduce the federal deficit. Even tea party supporters, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, declared significant cuts to Social Security "unacceptable."
But, wait, I thought that Tea Party people were all about smaller government and fiscal responsibility? I must be reading that wrong. Unless…
This is gonna sound crazy, but… Do you suppose it's possible that Tea Party people are actually more concerned about their own self interest than the conservative ideals they're always talking about?
(via Jay Bookman)
Tags: Medicare, Polls, Social Security, Socialism, Tea Party