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4/20/2011

Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Opposed to Medicare Cuts

Two new polls have come out recently showing what Progressives have long been claiming. The American people are far more liberal than their elected officials and great majority of us are opposed to cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.  Republicans, during the health care debate, claimed they were listening to "the will of the people" by opposing the Affordable Care Act.  A Democratic majority and a Democratic president were overwhelming voted into office on a promise to enact universal health care.  Now when 80% of us do not want cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, Republicans want to get rid of them altogether. Republicans aren't listening to the "will of the people"; they are listening to the will of their fat cat Wall Street donors.
From The Political Carnival :

One:
A new CNN/Opinion Research poll finds 51% of Americans think marriages between lesbian and gay couples should be legal, while 47% said the marriages should not be recognized

Two:
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds Americans heavily opposed to cuts in Medicare, the government health program for the elderly, or Medicaid, the program for the poor. Voters oppose cuts to those programs by 80% to 18%. Even among conservatives, just 29% supported cuts, and 68% opposed them.

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