Only a couple of days ago, 760’s own Rick Roberts went off on a bit of a tirade over the dishonest, “fear-mongering” tactics used by President Obama regarding the debt ceiling and Social Security. Recall President Obama’s own words:
“I cannot guarantee those checks will go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue because there may simply not be the money there in the coffers.”
Not one to remain silenced over another politician’s apparent trickery, Rick Roberts immediately took it upon himself to inform San Diegans that President Obama lied to the American people. Regarding this money that the president appears to believe “may not be there”, Rick responds:
“Well, there sure as hell should be because the people paid into it…The reporter should’ve been smart enough to say ‘Excuse me Mr. President, Social Security checks and all these other entitlement programs are not considered national debt. They are NOT touched if no deal gets done on August 2nd.’ It’s a lie! It’s fear-mongering!”
Now, let us take a brief look at the latest poll put together by Newsmax, which covers the issue of the nation’s debt, amnesty, Obamacare, and Obama’s re-election. Does it coincide with Mr. Rick Roberts’ views?
The latest Newsmax poll, released on July 13, 2011, reveals a rather troubling picture for President Obama, his Obamacare, amnesty, and President Obama’s own re-election prospects. The poll, however, also appears to reflect the general sentiment permeating the American landscape as we draw closer to the 2012 elections and as the president and congress wrestle over the nation’s debt, the debt-ceiling, and spending cuts.
Question #1 was as follows:
“Do you support the full repeal of President Obama’s healthcare plan Congress passed 2010?”
70% of those polled answered “Yes”, with 422,765 votes. 21% answered “No” with 129,818 votes.
Regarding “amnesty”, which apparently President Obama has expressed a desire to accomplish, and which would extend to 12 million illegal aliens with a path to citizenship:
79% said “No” to Obama’s wishes with 478,533 votes. 20% said “Yes” with 120,936 votes.
This seems to indicate that despite the continued race-baiting tactics by many in the country (including the media) regarding the very real and complex immigration issues in America, most feel that right now is not a good time to be granting amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens.
Another hotly-debated issue was medicare benefits for seniors.
“Should Congress restore 500 billion dollars in Medicare benefits for seniors that the Obama plan cut?”
Not surprisingly, 81% answered “Yes” with 482,942 votes, while 18% said “No” with 110,436 votes.
Senior citizens are understandably worried about the possibility of their standard of living (usually on a fixed income) being flushed down the toilet by government, especially when our president lies to the American people regarding their Social Security payments saying that he “cannot guarantee” checks will be paid out. As Rick Roberts of 760 KFMB clearly highlighted yesterday, Social Security will, in no way, be affected by the debt-celing issue going unresolved for the simple fact that Social Security benefits are NOT part of the “national debt”.
This brings us back to what most of you out there consider Congress’ top priority should be in this 2011 year.
57% of you concluded (with 339,502 votes) that “cutting spending” is at the very top of the list. This is followed by “paying the national debt” (26% – 154,922 votes), “improving the nation’s security” (8% – 49,811 votes), and “cutting taxes” (7% – 47,032 votes).
Finally, the question most would probably love to know the answer to right now, considering the difficulties our nation is facing and its bleak future; who should be our next president?
“Do you plan on voting to re-elect President Obama in 2012?”
72% said “No” – preferring another candidate (439,161 votes); 24% saying “Yes” (146,607 votes); and 3% “Not sure” (19,358 votes).
Where is our “watchdog” media? Hello? Anybody there?
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