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Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

Posted by david52 z5CO (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 0:19

"A new poll from Public Policy Polling found that an impressive 39 percent of Americans have an opinion about the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.

Before you start celebrating the new, sweeping reach of the 2010 commission's work, consider this: Twenty-five percent of Americans also took a stance on the Panetta-Burns plan.

What's that? You're not familiar with Panetta-Burns? That's probably because its "a mythical Clinton Chief of Staff/former western Republican Senator combo" that PPP dreamed up to test how many Americans would profess to have an opinion about a policy that did not exist. They found one in four voters to do just that.

Panetta-Burns' nonexistent policy proposals were supported by 8 percent and opposed by 17 percent of the voters surveyed. Simpson-Bowles' real policy proposals had stronger favorables, with 23 percent support and 16 percent opposition." snip end quote

Which tells us what - that people will tell polls what they think the polls want to hear? That people pretend they know more then they actually do? That polls love to troll the populace?

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RE: Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

Polls are like trolls, a dang nuisance...


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RE: Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

Twenty-five percent of Americans also took a stance on the Panetta-Burns plan.

I guess Leon Panetta is not well known as the Secretary of Defense, or else 25% of the public approves of the Pentagon proposing the government's budget.


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RE: Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

Well Jimmy Kimmel does this on his show also he asks people if they saw the debate when there wasn't one!
Why shouldn't people have an opinion on a solution that doesn't exist


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RE: Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

  • Posted by vgkg 7-Va Tidewater (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 10:19

Maybe that 25% heard about the Panetta-Burns plan on FOX, they do like punking their audience, as in the War on Xmas, Romney is definitely going to win, fair & balanced, etc.


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RE: Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

Maybe they thought it was Mr Burns on the SIMPSONS he's a maker


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RE: Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

I thought that was hilarious. And it's true, Kimmel asked about a debate that never happened and got results.


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