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Tea Partiers may say the government is too damn big, but when it comes to at least two federal entitlement programs, they sing a wholly different tune.
In a McClatchy-Marist poll released this week, 70% of registered voters who identify with the Tea Party opposed making cuts to either Medicare or Medicaid -- the government-run health programs for the elderly and the poor -- to help reduce the nation's deficit. Meanwhile, only 28% of tea partiers said they'd be willing to cut spending on those two programs.
Tea partiers were not alone in opposing Medicare and Medicaid cuts. An overwhelming 80% of all respondents said they opposed such cuts, with a majority of every demographic measured in the survey lining up against them.
Ninety-two percent of Democrats opposed cutting Medicare and Medicaid, as did 73% of Republicans, and 75% of independents.
Originally posted by Vikus
The real tea party would rather see a cut to the Federal Reserve and the debt slavery the USA is under than a cut to people that actually need aid.
It's the republican establishment that would rather provide welfare to the bankers than to people who are helpless and actually need it.
Originally posted by BinarySamurai
You really want to know where we should make cuts? Try our leaders pay checks, I bet you wed be putting back plenty of money each year if they made what the average American did yearly.