Despite what our federal politicians may think, the American people aren't stupid.
A new poll from Scott Rasmussen has found that a majority of voters have realized the obvious truth that increasing government spending hurts the economy.
What's more, that belief doesn't seem to be affected by political party. While more Republicans than Democrats and Independents are wary of government spending, majorities of both parties want the feds to spend less.
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide believe increasing government spending hurts the economy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that just 18% believe it helps. Seven percent (7%) believe it has no impact and 17% are not sure.
The belief that hikes in government spending hurt the economy is shared by 62% of Republicans, 60% of Independents, and 55% of Democrats. Sixty-six percent (66%) of senior citizens hold that view along with 51% of voters under 35 (see crosstab results).
Most voters (58%) also believe that raising personal income taxes hurts the economy.
On the flip side, 57% believe cutting personal income taxes helps the economy. By a 54% to 23% margin, voters also believe cutting government spending is good for the economy.
This is just common sense. Federal programs are bloated, inefficient, and corrupt, and the economy will always be better off when the feds stay out of everyday affairs.
By contrast, when Americans have more money in their pockets, they're better able to start businesses, create wealth, and pursue their goals.
But D.C. will never willingly give up its power to collect and spend taxpayer dollars. That's why the American people need to force their hand, and they can do it with an Article V Convention of States.
A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments that limit Washington's ability to both collect taxes and spend them. These amendments can mandate a balanced budget, place real spending caps on Congress, and limit taxation.
This is what the American people want. No matter their political party, voters understand that increasing federal spending is and always will be a bad idea.
It's time to restore fiscal sanity to D.C. It's time to call a Convention of States.
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