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Tell-tale poll numbers at a glance

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This chart tells you why Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a political non-starter.

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  1. Neftali

    So let me get this right, most people have no clue how much money the government spends on the budget. For example, I recall think the amount of money given to foreign countries takes up a significantly larger portion of the budget than it really does. And yet, Pat wants the government to be run by poll numbers. God help us.

  2. Neftali: Nothing in this post suggests that I’m in favor of running the government according to the polls. The point of this post is that Republicans are wrong in claiming that there’s a popular mandate for what they’re trying to do.

    It also indirectly goes to the issue of Republicans complaining a year or so ago about how Democrats were defying the public will with regard to health-care reform, a matter I addressed just yesterday in this post:

    http://blogs.e-rockford.com/applesauce/2011/04/24/that-was-then-and-this-is-now-2/

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