New Poll: Americans at Odds With Target Dems

April 29, 2010

FYI, a version of the release below went out to the following incumbent and challenger districts: John Adler (NJ-03); Jason Altmire (PA-04); Michael Arcuri (NY-24); John Barrow (GA-12); Melissa Bean (IL-08); Sanford Bishop (GA-02); Tim Bishop (NY-01); John Boccieri (OH-16); Paula Brooks (OH-12); Leonard Boswell (IA-03); Allen Boyd (FL-02); Rick Boucher (VA-09); John Callahan (PA-15); Dennis Cardoza (CA-18); Russ Carnahan (MO-03); Chris Carney (PA-10); Ben Chandler (KY-06); Travis Childers (MS-01); Gerry Connolly (VA-11); Jim Costa (CA-20); Joe Courtney (CT-02); Henry Cuellar (TX-28); Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03); Lincoln Davis (TN-04); Suzan DelBene (WA-08); Joe Donnelly (IN-02); Steve Driehaus (OH-01); Chet Edwards (TX-17); Bill Foster (IL-14); Gabby Giffords (AZ-08); Alan Grayson (FL-08); John Hall (NY-19); Debbie Halvorson (IL-11); Martin Heinrich (NM-01); Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL); Brian Higgins (NY-27); Baron Hill (IN-09); Jim Himes (CT-04); Maurice Hinchey (NY-22); Tim Holden (PA-17); Rush Holt (NJ-12); Steve Israel (NY-02); Steve Kagen (WI-08); Paul Kanjorski (PA-11); Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15); Ron Kind (WI-03); Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01); Larry Kissell (NC-08); Ron Klein (FL-22); Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24); Frank Kratovil (MD-01); Rick Larsen (WA-02); Bryan Lentz (PA-07); Dave Loebsack (IA-02); Dan Maffei (NY-25); Betsy Markey (CO-04); Jim Marshall (GA-08); Jim Matheson (UT-02); Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04); Michael McMahon (NY-13); Jerry McNerney (CA-11); Harry Mitchell (AZ-05); Alan Mollohan (WV-01); Chris Murphy (CT-05); Patrick Murphy (PA-08); Scott Murphy (NY-20); Glenn Nye (VA-02); David Obey (WI-07); Bill Owens (NY-23); Ed Perlmutter (CO-07); Tom Perriello (VA-05); Gary Peters (MI-09); Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL); Steve Pougnet (CA-45); Nick Rahall (WV-03); Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23); Mike Ross (AR-04); John Salazar (CO-03); Loretta Sanchez (CA-47); Mark Schauer (MI-07); Kurt Schrader (OR-05); Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01); Ike Skelton (MO-04); Zack Space (OH-18); John Spratt (SC-05); Betty Sutton (OH-13); Harry Teague (NM-02); Dina Titus (NV-03); Niki Tsongas (MA-05); Tim Walz (MN-01); Tom White (NE-02); Charlie Wilson (OH-06); David Wu (OR-01) and John Yarmuth (KY-03). 

New Poll: Americans at Odds With Kosmas’ Stimulus
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Deem Trillion-Dollar Stimulus a Failure, Continue to Ask: ‘Where Are the Jobs?’


Washington- While the Democrats scramble to divert attention away from the economy by focusing on healthcare and financial regulatory reform, Florida families haven’t forgotten about Suzanne Kosmas and her party’s trillion-dollar stimulus failure. After a year of spending too much, taxing too much, and borrowing too much, Americans are fed up with the Democrats’ economic policies. And in an already turbulent political climate, a new survey verifying that nearly two-thirds of Americans are at odds with the stimulus will not bode well for politically imperiled Democrats like Kosmas. Despite countless attempts by Kosmas and her party bosses to divert attention from their disastrous economic policies, there is nothing they can do to salvage the irreparable damage that they have done.


“Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe the $787 billion stimulus package the president passed last year has helped create jobs, according to a new Pew Research Poll.


“Sixty-two percent of those polled said the stimulus hasn’t contributed to job creation…


“Forty-nine percent said TARP did not prevent a more severe crisis compared to 42 percent who said it did.” (Andy Barr, “Poll: Stimulus didn’t help,” Politico, 4/29/2010)


Now, the Democrats are planning on hitting nearly 30 million Americans with new taxes in order to pay for their costly agenda:

“President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate promise to cut the deficit by almost two-thirds over the next five years, but their budget plan could threaten about 30 million people with tax increases averaging $3,700 because of the alternative minimum tax.


The alternative is tax increases elsewhere in the revenue code averaging up to $100 billion a year after 2011 to continue alternative minimum tax relief and also curb taxes on people inheriting large estates.” (Andrew Taylor, “Millions face tax increases under Dems budget plan,” Associated Press, 4/21/2010)


The Democrats’ out-of-control spending has the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office begging for them to stop:
“‘The nation’s fiscal path is ‘unsustainable,’ and the problem ‘cannot be solved through minor tinkering,’ the head of the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday morning.”


“Elmendorf noted a recent CBO report that pegged an increase in the public debt from $7.5 trillion at the end of 2009 to $20.3 trillion at the end of 2020 if President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget were to be implemented as written. As a percentage of gross domestic product, the debt would rise from 53 percent to 90 percent, CBO forecasted. The only other time the percentage was that high was right after World War II.” (Jonathan Allen, “CBO chief says debt ‘unsustainable’,” Politico, 4/06/2010)


“Suzanne Kosmas and her party bosses’ reckless spending and economic policies have started to catch up with them,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite countless attempts by Kosmas and her Democrat colleagues to divert attention away from their job-killing and reckless spending agenda, Americans know full well what has led to the economic downturn. After repeatedly shutting them out of the debate and pushing policies that spend too much, tax too much, and borrow too much, Americans have had enough of Suzanne Kosmas and her out-of-touch Democrat colleagues.”


With nearly two-thirds of Americans against her, it‘s going to be a rough election cycle for Kosmas.