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Republicans Winning Stimulus Debate

Scott Rasmussen finds that 62% of Americans want any “stimulus” bill enacted by Congress to include more tax cuts and less spending. Even among Democrats, a slight plurality prefers the bill to be heavier on tax cuts. Only 14% want fewer tax cuts and more spending.

As Scott notes below, the tax cuts now included in the stimulus package are sub-optimal from an economic standpoint. But the poll data show that most Americans understand that the Democrats’ bill is essentially a power grab–a massive transfer of wealth from the private sector to government and the clients of the Democratic Party.

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