One Vote Short

Harry Reid called off a cloture vote on the Democrats’ $410 billion omnibus spending bill last night when he realized he was a vote short. Both Russ Feingold and Evan Bayh said they would vote “No.”

The Republicans are on the strong side of this issue and need to stick to their guns. The Obama administration’s multi-trillion-dollar budget is unpopular with the American people, as today’s Rasmussen survey shows:

Forty-one percent (41%) of voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of the $3.6-trillion budget proposed by President Obama in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

But 46% hold an unfavorable view, and 13% are not sure.

There is, of course, one group that is positive about endless trillions in deficit spending:

Government employees, by a 57% to 32% margin, have a favorable opinion of the budget. Those who work in the private sector hold a different view. Fifty-two percent (52%) of private sector workers have an unfavorable opinion while 39% look upon the budget favorably.

Overall, 75% of voters are concerned that the new budget will lead to too much government spending.

Most people, in short, have figured out that the Obama administration is making war on the private sector. No wonder the stock market is in the tank and employers continue to lay off workers.

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