Sunday, March 13, 2005

Dubya out of touch with the American people

A new poll shows just how much Dubya's budget is out of touch with the American people.

The poll gave respondents a list showing how much the Bush administration has budgeted in 17 areas of the discretionary budget, and for Iraq.

Respondents were then asked to adjust the budget to reflect their own priorities.

Here's what the American people did to President Bush's budget:

Defense spending was cut by an average of 31%. Two-thirds of respondents chose to cut the defense budget.

Funds for Iraq were cut by an average of 35%, again with two-thirds of respondents opting for cuts.

61% of respondents chose to put aside money for deficit reduction.

Education spending was increased by 39%.

Funds for job training were increased by 263%.

Funds for medical research were increased by 53%.

Veterans benefits were increased by 40%.

Funds for conservation and the development of renewable energy were increased by 1090%. That is not a typo. 70% of respondents opted for increases in this area.

Hats off to The Gadflyer

Read the complete poll results at the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes.

1 Comments:

At 3/13/2005 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Impressive results. Thanks for the tip.

 

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