it’s class warfare!

People Press: As the nation prepares for another round of deficit reduction debates, the public’s confidence in congressional leaders, particularly Republican leaders in Congress, has plummeted. Just 35% say they have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in Republican leaders in Congress to do the right thing when it comes to dealing with the federal budget deficit, down from 47% in May. Fully 62% say they have little or no confidence in the Republican leaders on this issue.

Public confidence in Barack Obama on the budget deficit, by comparison, has remained largely unchanged. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that 52% express at least a fair amount of confidence in Obama to do the right thing when it comes to dealing with the deficit, virtually unchanged from 55% earlier in the year.

The drop in confidence in GOP congressional leaders is broad based, even occurring among Republicans themselves …… Democrats offer a more positive assessment of their leaders’ handling of the deficit than Republicans do of theirs. Fully 84% of Democrats have at least a fair amount of confidence in Obama to do the right thing regarding the deficit, and 75% are confident in Democratic leaders in Congress….

…. The survey also finds continued public support for raising the tax rate on high incomes as a way to reduce the federal budget deficit and the size of the national debt. Two-thirds (67%) approve of raising the tax rate on incomes over $250,000 as a means of reducing the national debt … Just 30% disapprove…

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17 Responses to “it’s class warfare!”

  1. September 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    That 35% who have confidence in Republican leadership is delusional. The percentage should be zero for Republicans and 100% confidence in our President!

  2. 2 utaustinliberal
    September 26, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    President Obama is on BET right now.

  3. September 26, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I believe in President Obama to do the right thing for all of us 100%.

    • 5 COS
      September 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Unfortunatley, the republicans don’t care about these poll numbers. They are to busy proposing policies in different states to steal the election to regain power unfairly. They are counting on dismantling the voting rights laws and the redistricting to sweep their party in complete power.

  4. 6 zizi
    September 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Excellent interview on BET so far. The additional visuals add a great deal to the content.

  5. September 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    If it is class warfare, then it’s time the tide of war starts to recede away from the middle class.

  6. 8 utaustinliberal
    September 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Ok. This dude interviewing PBO is just peddling mainstream nonsense and here we go again… another Maxine Waters video. PBO told the truth when he said that a lot of these Black leaders who are now criticizing him were also very critical of him when he ran in 2008. They never showed any support for him.

  7. 14 zizi
    September 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Great PBO answer about sniping whining “Black leaders”. He said SOME Black leaders were critical even when he was running for President. Ha! Hear that Tavis, et al?

    • September 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Zizi, this CBC vs PBO vs. black voter meme is soooo transparent. Waters is a snake in the grass and cannot be trusted IMHO. your thoughts on this ?

  8. 16 zizi
    September 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I think I spoke too soon about the BET interview being good. It went downhill after that first commercial break. The presenter was awful, more concerned how GQ-ish he looked on the White House red carpet, than getting meaningful questions to PBO.

  9. September 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    hey zizi,

    saw on POU that Goldie Taylor’s on Twitter agreeing with some loser she retweeted that POTUS is an elitist because the BET interviewer looked stupid.

    get that zizi?

    it’s not BET’s fault for sending an amateur into interview the President of the United States..

    it’s the President’s fault for being the President of the United States.


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