NYT Poll: Cut Spending, but Not Social Security

Friday, 21 Jan 2011 11:44 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Most Americans want the federal government to cut back on programs that benefit them instead of raising their taxes to pay for those programs, according to a new poll by The New York Times and CBS News. Majorities in the survey also believe that such cuts are Poll,tax hikes,benefit cuts,Social Security,Medicare,military spending,the deficit,CBS News,The New York Timesnecessary and that tax hikes are not -- except when it comes to Medicare and Social Security.

A majority (55 percent) chose decreased military spending over cuts to Medicare (21 percent) or Social Security (13 percent). Nearly two-thirds chose higher payroll taxes for those two programs over reduced benefits.


While 7 of 10 Americans call the deficit a “very serious” problem, the Times concludes that voters’ “sometimes contradictory impulses” leave politicians facing “political crosscurrents ... as they gird for debate over how to address the fiscal woes of a nation with an aging population, a complex tax system and an accumulated debt that is starting to weigh on the economy,”


In a poll question considering a different menu of domestic programs, cutting education spending was the least popular option, at 8 percent. There was less opposition to spending cuts for roads, bridges and other infrastructure (34 percent), science and medical research (26 percent), and aid to the unemployed and poor (21 percent).

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Brent Bozell: Media Refuses to Cover Easter as Religious Holiday

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 21:45 PM

Media outlets are largely ignoring the religious side of holidays such as Easter and Christmas, says Media Research Cent . . .

High-Tech Surveillance System Blankets Boston For Marathon

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 20:18 PM

A high-tech surveillance system consisting of cameras connected to a network that uses a form of artificial intelligence . . .

Researcher: Total Parental Involvement Can Hinder Kids' Education

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 20:07 PM

Most parents believe the more they are involved in their children's education, the better they will do in school. Keith  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved