Eric W. Dolan at The Raw Story: Poll: 62 percent say debt ceiling deal benefits the rich and hurts the poor
Sixty-two percent of Americans think the bill that raises the federal's debt ceiling through the year 2013 and makes major cuts in government spending benefits the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday....The poll (PDF) also found that 47 percent of Americans rate the economy "pretty badly" and 28 percent rate it "very badly." Only 23 percent think the economy is going "fairly well" and a meager 1 percent say it is going "very well."Another CNN/ORC poll (PDF) released Monday found that 60 percent of Americans think the economy is the most important issue currently facing the nation. In contrast, only 16 percent think the federal budget deficit is the most important issue and only 9 percent think health care is the most important issue.More specifically, 49 percent of Americans think unemployment is the biggest economic issue, 27 percent think the federal budget deficit is the biggest issue, 12 percent think the price of gasoline is the biggest issue and 5 percent think the tax rate is the biggest issue.
Is the public ready for MMT-based policy solutions? Sounds like it.