Obama Says 75% of the American People Agree With Him
Several outlets are noting Obama's comments on Al Sharpton's radio show, but the Free Beacon was kind enough to put it on You Tube...
(Trying to wrap my head around the fact that the President of the United States went on that ridiculous race hustler's radio show...ugh...so mortifying.)
But just listen to Obama. He says 75% of the American people agree with him, that the way to reduce our deficit sensibly is through his combination of spending cuts and tax revenue (but mostly tax revenue), as if saying so will make it true.
Since Republicans have already compromised on taxes, how does one square that with the Pew Research poll, John Hayward cited earlier:
70 percent of the American people, across the political
spectrum, think deficit reduction is the top national priority... and 73
percent of them want it done mostly or entirely through spending cuts.
Only 19 percent take the Obama position that the deficit should be
reduced mostly or entirely through tax increases. (Then you'd have to
factor in the people who agree with Obama's other, default position, which is that the deficit doesn't really matter.)
Wait, only 19% agree with Obama? No, I'm sorry, there must be some mistake. Obama told Al Sharpton 75% agree with him.