"Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.
Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed.
Last week, support for the President’s plan was at 45% and opposition at 34%.
As they consider the size and scope of the $800-billion-plus economic recovery plan, 46% are worried that the government will end up doing too much while 42% worry that it will do too little (see trends)."
This is why the screaching and squealing is at a fever pitch from those who demagogue and demonize anyone who dares oppose their disaster socialism and pork-barrel opportunism.
It is positively Bushian how stimulus proponents are trying to jam this astronomically-inconceivable amount of excess government piggery down the country's throat without real debate or scrutiny, save partisan sniping and retributive nastiness.
Their window of opportunism is closing fast, and they know it. The more people learn of this deficit-exploding fiscal nightmare, the more support slips away....not that it ever had anything close to convincing support of any majority of Americans except the Democrat Congressional majority and our newly-minted Chief Executive Stimulator.
This is nothing of the "change" that so many independent and swing voters thought they were buying with Obama. Had Obama been honest during the 2008 campaign that dizzying federal "stimulus" spending would be his primary agenda I suspect he would have lost significant support from so many whom he bamboozled into thinking he would truly be different.
Turns out Obama is only different in being perhaps the slickest ever salesman for the same old leviathan master government snake oil that brought us to this present brink.
The Democrat hyper-partisans learned the lessons of Bush alright. They learned just how to fear-monger and bully aside anyone in their way on the (2005 Bush) phony pretext of having "political capital" to spend (code for : raw power exercised however the hell we want).