View Full Version : 75% Say Congress Should Cut Its Own Pay Until Budget is Balanced

09-05-2010, 07:53 PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Likely Voters nationwide want Congress to cut its own pay until the federal budget is balanced.

Only 16% disagree with that approach and nine percent (9%) are not sure.

Not surprisingly, there is a huge gap between Mainstream voters and the Political Class on this topic. Eighty-five percent (85%) of those in the Mainstream want Congress to cut its own pay while 74% of those in the Political Class do not (see more on the Political Class—Mainstream classification.)

Overall, 78% say that any pay raises for Congress should be submitted first to voters before the legislators can receive the extra income.

Fifty-four percent (54%) believe that most federal workers are overpaid. Just 24% disagree and 22% are not sure. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly believe that most federal workers are overpaid. Democrats are evenly divided on the question. Platinum Members can review full demographic crosstabs.

Voters are evenly divided as to whether a group of people selected at random from the phone book would be better than the current Congress.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2010/75_say_congress_should_cut_its_own_pay_until_budge t_is_balanced

09-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Term limits, no continuation of benefits after retirement, the same health care as everyone else, paying SS, are all issues that would resonate with the general voting public. These things need to happen.

09-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Naturally DIMS would be equally divided, many of them are of the gov't blood sucking class. The permanent political appointees that continue the status Quo of D.C.

09-05-2010, 11:27 PM
That doesn't even matter! These parasites put multi millions of thier own money in the campaign to win it! Why? For power over us!! They don't even care about the pay!!