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Gallup: Seniors Most Favorable To Ryan Budget

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding: the age group most receptive to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan‘s plan to deal with the budget – seniors.

The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan’s plan over President Obama‘s plan, while 42 percent back the president.

That’s the highest total among the age groups tested – a 47 percent plurality between the ages of 50 and 64 backed Ryan, and a 45 percent plurality of those between 30-49 backed Ryan. But young voters overwhelmingly sided with Obama by a 23-point margin, 53 to 30 percent.

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  • http://yahoo.com tod

    It’s got to be better then Barry’s.

  • mad as hell

    It won’t matter who approves of what plan, the petulant, narcissistic man-boy Obarfa will only push his plan, however misguided and piss-poor it is. Sooooo sick of the imposter in chief..

  • Vietnam Vet

    How can it not be better, it’s clearly defines areas that can be helped, where Obamas just keeps showing up with restrictive policies that infringe on our liberty. One of Obamas allows the IRS to snoop into anyones finances and take without due process money they deem you owe the government. That will be an issue for anyone who believes individual bank accounts and financial records are private. Illegal search and seizure is a constitutional protection, another Obama get around the constitution. We need to stop spending period.

  • Randy131

    The older people know and understand the differences these to plans stand for and make, and they care more for the country, and the viability of these plans to preserve for the future what needs to be changed or it will be lost to the younger generations. Unfortunately Obama and the Democrats have those in the younger generations convinced that the changes are only for denying them what the older generations benefit from, and sadly they don’t see if the changes are not made, according to Ryans plan, nothing will be left for anybody in the future, it will all collapse because of bankruptcy, that Obama and the Democrats have caused by over-spending and creating trillion dollar plus deficits each of Obama’s years in office, that has driven the national debt so high, that it not only can’t be paid down, but can’t be serviced either. They need to listen to the CBO to find out the truth as to which is the better plan for all concerned and our country.

  • Larry

    Obama is for taking from everyone and filling his pockets first then if anything is left over then they will give it to there friends.

  • Larry

    are you people afraid Obama will not like what we say so you wont publish anything then jest stop sending me anything from you because you don’t want to publish the truth you only want to chicken crap

  • http://www.janrhodes162.thecustomeradvantage.com Janyce Rhodes

    America is the most naive bunch of people to believe anything obama says or does, as it is all a “LIE” He has never told the truth in fact does not know where to find the truth. We must stand up & just stand firm for truth. Each of us must be responsible for America & be accountable if you do not stand firm for America. We, the decent people will hold you accountable. Naivity is stupidity and true Americans are not stupid. They are patriotic & loving. Jan Rhodes, Houston, Tx.

  • Dianne Hawley

    I believe that if Obama is reelected, this country will never be able to survive. We will not recognize our country anymore, as Obama, at that point, not caring what anyone thinks, will do all those things he desires to do, regardless of what happens to us. He needs to be stopped by non reelecting him! Please folks, think!!!!!

    • http://yahoo.com Gale

      You are just preaching to the chior on here. Need to teach the children who have never had to serve this country or anything else for that matter.

  • http://espionageaction-actionadventure.blogspot.com stephen russell

    Ryan budget should CUT more waste then its more appealing alone.

  • carrie

    Even Ryan’s budget will not solve the problem we are in. Ryan’s Budget does not stop the Deficit from continuing to grow. It does not cut enough spending to shrink the Fed. Govt. to a reasonable and manageable size. It is better than Obama’s because it will only raise the deficit by 60% instead of 85%.
    Until we stop increasing debt…we are fools!! How does it go? “The sins of the Father our visited upon the children”? Has America become so Narcissistic, that we will burden our own children like this? Will we continue to steal from them for our own comfort and services? God, I hope not!

  • celia

    Let those ill informed young people vote for Obama and when it’s their turn to use MEDICARE – it won’t be there. These LIBTARDS have been brainwashed by their professors. It gives a new meaning to the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS.

  • Barbara Ann

    I am a senior and was in favor of Ryan’s plan early on. I was able to read the whole thing on line in less than an hour and it made eminent sense-which is certainly more that I can say for the Obamacare bill. We need rational, reasoned thinking on the deficit rather than the emotional response which is all Dems seem to offer. Problem for me now is the children who think the government will take care of them or, worse yet, that they think our whole system is wrong. It is what has made the U.S. great and I am not apologetic about it in the least.

  • Wayne Wathen

    So how big was this poll. This 69 year old senior doesn’t approve. Does this mean these senior approve giving billions of our money to the oil and gas industry? Does this mean those seniors approve of GE having to pay no taxes? I don’t trust what is said by this site. Didn’t you also report a few weeks ago that Khadafi’s son was killed?

    • Bobnip

      So, Wayne…what’s the solution? You don’t want your “entitlements” touched. What are you going to do when Social Security and Medicare collapse all together?

      I heard one of your compadres…a little Senior Citizen lady, telling a Congressman, “All that needs to happen to protect SS and Medicare is to increase TAXES on the Rich.” Hell, let’s just take all their money away! Of course, the jobs they supply will go away, as well! But, that’s okay….right? We can all live off our Government hand-outs! At least we temporarily “spread the wealth.”

      Take a look at what this Regime is calling “sustainabilty.” You, ol’ buddy…used too much electricity this month. The government is going to fine you! You ate too much food this month…the governments going to ration out your portion for you! Gas will be at $7.00 per gallon soon…that will take care of your tendency to want to travel…won’t it??? You will be limited in how much water you use! Do you own a residence? Kiss that goodbye…because that will be declared unlawful in the “One World Government” to come! And, you want to bitch about SS and Medicare??? You’re an idiot…with your head in the sand!

  • Cathy

    As a senior I stand behind Ryan’s budget. If the seniors think Obama is going to support them, they are foolish. He has cut $500 billion out of Medicare, wants to abolish the Medicare Advantage plans, and will set up a board to make decisions on what procedures will be allowed for seniors. In England, women can no longer have mammograms when they turn 65 nor receive treatment when they have advanced breast cancer. This is where we are heading.

    Ryan’s budget has no cuts in benefits for seniors currently receiving them, and people 55 and up will be covered. Those younger will be offered different plans.

    If nothing is done, this program will go bankrupt and there will be no coverage for anyone except the very wealthy and those exempted by Congress. We cannot continue to borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend and eventually foreigners will stop buying our debt. The Chinese control us now, and if they dump our treasuries, our spending and borrowing will come to a halt. This country is being warned about our financial future, and the Democrats in the Senate appear to be stopping everything the Republicans want to do to help our country get back on its feet.

    Not only do we need to get rid of Obama in 2012, we need to vote in enough Republican senators to control the senate. Even, if by some chance, Obama is re-elected, if the Republicans control the House and Senate, his wings will be severely clipped. We must work to this end. Support your Republican candidate for Senate from your home state.

    • Patricia L Brake-Ludwig

      Tea party and Republicans need House,Senate and Pres. We have to reverse the awful Obama policies. Drill here by Americans for Americans.Cut all czars and all wasteful spending.Eliminate fed Departments of Ed,Energy,Commerce,Homeland Security, Interior,EPA,IRS (put in flat consumer tax,no zero welfare for individuals or GE,etc.)Cut all political salaries in half and freeze until $14T debt is repaid.No vacations,no expenses,no 2nd homes,no private jets,sleep in office and balance lowest possible budgets.CUT DEEP AND FAST.gET SERIOUS. SAVE AMERICA NOW.

  • http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org Preacher Cruz

    I would actually be surprised that seniors are supporting this. Typically, seniors, like every other class or group in America, has been all about what’s best for me. I think they have enough sense to see the gravy train is over and we will all actually have to make some sacrifices to fix things in this nation. Please check my new and still in development Christian blog at http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org. God bless America.

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    AMERICANS, IF WE DON’T GET THIS MORON SOCIALIST OUT OF OUR HOUSE IT’S GOODBYE AMERICA. DID YOU HEAR THAT THE DEMOCRAPS SAID, THAT THE BOEING COMPANY CAN’T MOVE TO SOUTH CAROLINA, WHERE THEY WILL SAVE MONEY AND MAKE JOBS FOR AMERICANS, THIS IS A RIGTH TO WORK STATE AND THE DEMOCRAPS DON’T LIKE IT NO UNIONS, SO OBUMMER AND THE OTHER HATERS OF OUR AMERICA ARE SAYING NO THEY CAN’T MOVE, THIS IS A PRIVATE THEY CAN GO WHERE THEY WANT, THANK GOD THEY WANT TO STAY IN AMERICA ,JOOOOOBS FOR AMERICANS, BUT THE SOCIALIST PIGS SAY NO YOU CAN’T ,WHAT !!!!!THIS IS AMERICA WE CAN PUT OUR BUSINESS WHERE WE WANT, YES???????? OR NOOO, I THINK YES , IF WE LET THEM TELL US WHERE WE CAN PUT OUR BUSINESS IN OUR AMERICA, WHAT WILL IT BE NEXT????? WISE UP PEOPLE SOUND A LOT LIKE HITLER, WELL ONE OF OBUMMERS BEST MONEY MEN IS SORASSSSSS WHO MADE SOME COUNTRY FALL, CHECK IT OUT.IF YOU VOTE IN THIS AMERICAN HATER IT’S ALL OVER FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY!!!!!!!