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  • just a conservative girl 11:14 AM on 05/03/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Disturbing Poll Numbers – 44% Feel that Government Should Spend Money on Programs for Younger Adults 

    Wow.  I am blown away by this.  What is the most disturbing is the fact that 46% of those that describe themselves as Republican feel this way as well.  Now it didn’t go into what those programs should be, but still I am sitting here shaking my head.

    There are government programs that I feel are good ones.  I think the Small Business Administration backing loans for businesses is a good use of public funds.  It helps promote economic growth as well as improving employment for people around the country.  Now, I do feel that if people don’t pay back the loans, the assets should be seized so the tax payers are not on the hook.  Although I do find some of the ways that grants are given out is suspect at best.  It seems that if you are a white man, you need not apply.  Shocker.  But the loan program is a good government program.  But that program isn’t based on age.  While it is unlikely that seniors are going to be applying for these, it isn’t based on age.

    I also believe that as a country the majority of us agree that we need to make investments in educating our young.  The disagreement comes from what level of government should be doing it, but virtually all feel that we need an education system.  Now I personally believe that it is  in major disrepair and needs serious overhaul, but I certainly don’t feel that it isn’t a good use of public funds.

    While this should come as no surprise, the majority of people who feel that young should get more public funds are between the ages of  18-29.  This of course is the group that put the least amount into the system, yet feels it should be the group that takes advantage of what is there, and to be honest the way we spend money in this country it isn’t even using what is there, it is borrowed money.  I guess the reality that they are the ones going forward are going to pay the highest price for all this borrowing.  But it will hit them eventually.

    I am not a huge fan of Social Security.  I would like to see a plan that is partially privatized and allow people to make a choice about how to invest their money for their futures.  Lets be honest here, it is difficult, at best, to live solely on that income and it is costing tax payers a fortune.  While that is due to mismanagement by our government officials (Thanks, LBJ), it doesn’t change the fact that we all are going to pay higher and higher taxes to pay out what was promised.  We still have a generation of people who were not able to take advantage of retirement plans from day one of their adult work lives, they absolutely should be given the benefits that they have paid in to.  But today virtually any worker can take advantage of retirement savings plan.  I even had one as a part-time retail worker.

    I honestly don’t know what it is going to take to make people see that our government is too big, too intrusive and way too expensive.  Paying a great deal of money in taxes due to reckless spending is why people don’t have money to do the things that they want to do.

  • just a conservative girl 8:03 AM on 09/17/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    About that NBC Poll 

    A new poll was released last week that was done by NBC/Marist for Virginia.  The poll has Obama leading Romney by 5.  Now Virginia is going to be a very important part of a Romney win.  He can still win without it, but his life will be much easier if he does indeed pull it out.  But as usual, the poll is very misleading.  The internals of the poll is always you need to look to see if you are being given proper information.

    Virginia has a black population of 19% of the total.  This poll has 18% blacks out of 996 of likely voters.  They are being over-sampled.  One would have to assume that every black person in the state is going to vote.  In the last presidential election under 62% of eligible voters made it to the polls.  I can’t find that broken down demographically.  But one must assume that not every black person in the state voted, as you know, some are not 18.  This is also true with the Hispanic population in the state, which by 2010 census numbers are 7.9% of the total population and are 7% of this poll.  They also over-sampled women.

    We then can look at the breakdown of locations across the state.  If you look at the most traditionally heavy democratic areas, they are where the majority of the where the sampling was done.

    Gee one would think they wanted to Obama come out on top in this poll.  Every poll I have looked at has been skewed towards democrats.  I have not looked at the internals of the Rasmussen Polls because they give out that info to their paid subscribers.  But from what I have seen not one of the major polls has been done in a way that can be trusted.

    We don’t register by party in this state, but the one thing that I know for sure is that the registration numbers are up in more traditional GOP areas of the state.  I don’t think anyone but the parties have a true picture of where the electorate is heading.  So all we can do is watch they are doing and how they are spending their resources and their time.

    What is really sad is that the votes are driven by polling.  People think to themselves well so and so is going to win, so I don’t need to vote or they just go along with who they believe is going to win.  The media outlets who commission these polls are driving a false narrative and since most people won’t look at the internals of the polls, they don’t even realize that they are being manipulated.  A very sad commentary.

    • Don 10:00 AM on 09/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am beginning to think that it will be a blow out for Romney.

      • SignPainterGuy 11:46 AM on 09/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

        About two weeks ago, townhall.com did a poll that showed Romney winning every state, but not DC ! It looked really good, but you know the majority of TH readers are right-leaning !

    • Ednar 4:47 PM on 09/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Am getting ready for the true Chicago politics to come out from Obama … who wants to & needs to win this badly. This is a must win for both …but Obama needs this to complete his plans to spread the wealth of the 1%. It is NOT the 1% of the wealthiest Americans he wants to spread or tax … it is America who ARE THE 1% … of the world!
      It is America wealth Obama wants to spread around to all the world! After watching 2016, I realized that Obama wants to get rid of all of our nukes & is trusting all countries to do the same!
      Not only is he conniving in his insidious type of politics … he is also naive to believe any nation would be on the same mind set same thought waves same manner of thinking as he is!
      Was told that Obama might just pretend he is a victim to an assassination attempt to draw in sympathy votes!
      He already has the yard sales, bake sales, birthday gifts, wedding gifts … just about everything but the kitchen sink going to his campaign!
      He has campaign fundraisers in Europe!
      I would tap into those rich muslim Saudi Sheihks he genuflected to for financial support!
      But then again … he probably already made BEHIND-THE-SCENE promises to them as he did with the Russians!

  • Jill 7:57 PM on 04/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama was right about that precipice 

    And he’s learning the hard way what the word actually means:

    A CBS News poll shows that ObamaCare’s popularity has fallen off dramatically since the day of its passage.  It appears that Americans aren’t as inclined to reward politicians for defying them as the Democrats had hoped.  The CBS News poll shows that ObamaCare is now 10 percentage points less popular than it was on the day of its passage.  On March 22, Americans opposed ObamaCare by 11 points (48 to 37 percent).  Now they oppose it by 21 points (53 to 32 percent).

    And from FOXNews via Allahpundit:

    [Obama’s] favorable rating’s exactly one point higher than … the IRS’s. And the IRS’s rating is several points higher than both the Democrats’ and the Republicans’ ratings.

    But of course he’s above caring about those silly poll thingies.

    Cross-posted in the Green Room.

  • Pat Austin 8:48 PM on 02/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    A Bad Polling Day for Obama 

    Not only is Obama back down to -19 in the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, his lowest number since December 22 when he was -21, he is also hemorrhaging independents in Iowa.

    More here.

    • backyardconservative 9:43 PM on 02/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s interesting. I remember when I drove over from Illinois to canvas for Romney in eastern Iowa there was Obama literature already at some Republican doors. Clearly he was pushing his post-partisan moderation. Clearly they were taken in. (Actually, someone like Mitt Romney would have been closer to that, had he been elected.)

  • pjMom 11:44 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Ron Paul won the CPAC Straw Poll?! 

    Watching Beck’s speech on CSPAN. Poll results:
    Ron Paul 31%
    Mitt Romney 22%
    Sarah Palin 7%
    Tim Pawlenty 6%
    Mike Pence 5%
    Newt Gingrich 4%
    Mike Huckabee 4%
    Mitch Daniels 2%
    John Thune 2%
    Rick Santorum 2%
    Haley Barbour 1%
    More here at
    Christian Science Monitor

    • rubyslipperblog 12:39 AM on 02/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      What chance does Paul have of seriously getting the GOP nomination? I did read on Twitter the Paul supporters were organized and working on winning that poll.

      • Yukio Ngaby 3:41 AM on 02/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Paul and Romney both know how to game the system at CPAC. Palin wasn’t there and obviously didn’t deliver a speech.

    • Trestin Meacham 12:49 AM on 02/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      If the GOP would let him, he would destroy Obama in 2012.

    • Soloman 2:52 AM on 02/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I heard a description (I believe on Fox) about the method behind this poll.

      You don’t walk in and receive a ballot, you have to seek out a ballot booth. This is an advantage for Ron Paul supporters, who as we know are verrry supportive of their guy.

      This also makes me wonder if it is therefore possible to vote multiple times… ACORN style, if you will : )

      All that being said, Ron Paul is the original Tea Party guy and really is a Maverick, unlike that progressive who calls himself one.

      • fuzislippers 11:21 AM on 02/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I saw this, too, Sol, and apparently the demographics of the Paul “voters” were composed of a large percentage of students. That is one (the only one?) of his big pluses, in a match-up with BO (as Trestin says), Paul does attract the youth vote and is working that online.

    • Obi's Sister 5:53 PM on 02/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, it was a straw bomb.

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