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Monday, July 19, 2010


Time Magazines' Mark Halprin writes: " ...public and private polling suggests that anxiety over the lack of jobs and anger over the big-spending ways of the (Obama) Administration will trump the merits of the stimulus spending, health care reform and the financial regulation bill in voters' minds".

But Mark, maybe the issue is that the public doesn't think there are merits to the stimulus spending, health care reform and the financial regulation bill?

The public thinks the stimulus was a big waste of money, a sop to government workers and unions and counterproductive to ending the recession. They think Obamacare is going to cost them more and provide them with less. They see the financial reform bill as not only giving even more power to the regulators who screwed up the first time but as something that will result in less and more expensive credit and cost of doing business.