Friday, February 25, 2011

Blaming Obama

I was cruising the local news sites this afternoon. Ran across this poll on the WBTV, a station so obviously right wing they should be a FOX affilitate instead of CBS. Then again, not always much difference in the viewing audience. They had a poll up asking who you blame for gas prices rising. Oil companies were the top vote getter but 26 percent blamed Obama. There's a certain segment of the population here that seriously blames Obama for everything.

But even worse, the TV site links to a Newsmax poll. Without suggesting it's a paid ad. Which I assume and hope that it was. I made the mistake of clicking over and the top question was should Congress repeal all of Obama's agenda. It went downhill from there.

On the brighter side, this Elon poll shows "57 percent say state jobs shouldn't be cut to help close a projected $2.4 billion budget gap." And "58 percent of residents don't like the idea of across-the-board funding cuts for state programs." However, following the national trend, "53 percent oppose making a one penny increase in the sales tax permanent."

Not to say the sales tax in this state isn't onerous and regressive. But one penny isn't going to change anything appreciably at this point. It's pay the tax or make the cuts. Permanent isn't the best way to go, but it probably should be extened for at least another year or two.

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Blogger Ruth said...

but...but...he's in the WH so Pres.O. oughta be in control. Except when things go well.

Indeed, we have a faction at FDL that literally turn anything upside down if they can make it another attack on Obama.

7:23:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sadly, I've pretty much stopped reading FDL except for you and TBogg and the occassional link to some specific post.

Was just thinking the other day, there's quite a few blogs I don't read, much less link to, anymore.

8:37:00 AM  

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