Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Support for Stimulus Plan Falls to 37%, Full of Political Payoffs


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With each passing day, as the American people get wind of what the stimulus plan actually contains, Support continues to dwindle.  Why?  The Bill is loaded with pork.  Pork is measures added to a bill to make it more tasty for a Senator who is a bit iffy about voting for the measure and gets a 'payoff' if you will by adding something that Senators constituents want. Today, while on the Senate floor, Missouri's Republican Kit Bond said, “This bill is a stimulus bill, as it will stimulate debt for our grandchildren”.

Here are some of the examples of the Pork or payoffs that are being added to the Bill that could not be called,  by a stretch of anyones imagination,  stimulating to the economy which is what HR1 and SB1 is supposed to be about.  Something that is being called by Illinois Senator and majority whip Dick Durbin as President Obama's most important priority.

Support for the economic recovery plan working its way through Congress has fallen again this week. 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.

Two weeks ago, 45% supported the plan. Last week, 42% supported it.

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.

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