For the first time, a plurality of voters nationwide oppose the $800-billion-plus plan.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 37% favor the legislation, 43% are opposed, and 20% are not sure.
Opposition has grown from 34% two weeks ago to 39% last week and 43% today.
Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats still support the plan. That figure is down from 74% a week ago. Just 13% of Republicans and 27% of those not affiliated with either major party agree.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans oppose the plan along with 50% of unaffiliated voters and 16% of Democrats.
Related survey data shows that half the nation’s voters say the plan that finally emerges from Congress may end up doing more harm than good.
But why would they oppose it when it includes such brilliant ideas intended to stimulate people into spending. Brilliant spending like an “eco park in Florida to the tune of 4.5 million, 500 grand for a dog park in California, six million for three aquatic centers in Louisiana, a skateboard park in San Bernadino, California and my favorite so far, close to one million for a 36 hole “disc golf” park. Yup, frisbee golf.
This bill is about spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We got into this mess by spending and investing money that didn’t exist. We won’t get out of this mess by doing more of the same. Yet, that is precisely what we are doing~~~
The bill also contains numerous provisions that are about stimulating long-frustrated ideological agendas rather than the economy. Using an economic crisis to extend government’s reach into health care, for example, is not a way to build bridges between the parties~~~
The fundamental problem with this bill is that it fails to address the root problem, which continues to be toxic assets in the mortgage market. The bill also includes a reckless bailout to states that would effectively nationalize state governments. A state bailout would remove any incentive for states to make hard choices and balance their budgets. This misguided step could fundamentally and permanently alter the relationship between state and local governments.
Obama tried his best to get this rammed through, and is failing. The public is waking up to what a total clusterf&%k this piece of crap is, even though only 11 Democrats stood up on principal and voted against this Theft Act.