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Libertarians Say “Cancel Stimulus Spending”

The Libertarian Party has called on Congress to end the remaining stimulus spending, citing poll statistics that show that a plurality of Americans believe that the stimulus is too big and does not help the economy.

According to the article, “Thirty-six percent (36%) disagreed and 20 percent were not sure. Fifty-five percent (55%) want the tax cuts preserved, a position they share with the Libertarian Party. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the increased spending will be good for the economy, but 44% say it will be bad.”

You can read the full article here. Source: SmallGovTimes.

7 Comments

  1. George Phillies George Phillies June 15, 2009

    ““Thirty-six percent (36%) disagreed and 20 percent were not sure. Fifty-five percent (55%) want the tax cuts preserved, a position they share with the Libertarian Party.”

    Interesting math here. If we could capture all of these people on all sides, we would have 111% of the vote.

  2. Susan Hogarth Susan Hogarth June 15, 2009

    Poor context (or poor paragraphing), George. The two paras in question are:

    The independent, non-partisan polling firm of Rasmussen Reports released data Wednesday morning showing 45 percent of Americans say the rest of the new government spending authorized in the $787-billion economic stimulus plan should now be canceled.

    Thirty-six percent (36%) disagreed and 20 percent were not sure. Fifty-five percent (55%) want the tax cuts preserved, a position they share with the Libertarian Party. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the increased spending will be good for the economy, but 44% say it will be bad.

  3. Mik Robertson Mik Robertson June 15, 2009

    Republicans and Democrats get out in excess of 100% of the vote on a fairly regular basis. If the old parties can do it, why should the challenger parties not be able to?

  4. Ralph Swanson Ralph Swanson June 16, 2009

    >There is no such thing as 111% percent of the vote.

    Iran seems to be doing a good job!

  5. Donald Raymond Lake Donald Raymond Lake June 17, 2009

    No matter whom is in the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, most of our complaints about the rest of the world can be EASILY applied to the Global, Fascist, Imperial American Empire!

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