When it comes to grand questions of philosophy, never overlook a chance to admit you don’t know. It’s a perfectly acceptable position to admit to. Does “god” exist? I don’t know, which god? How did the universe come to be? I don’t know, but if you have a claim you better have evidence. Which politician has a better economic plan? I don’t know……….but does your fellow voter?
A new poll from Public Policy Polling found that an impressive 39 percent of Americans have an opinion about the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.
Apparently they do. It looks like at least 39% of Americans polled had a strong opinion about a specific plan for reducing government debt.This is good, right? An informed citizenship benefits us all.
Competing plans provide options, that must be good, right? There is one downside to this though. When it comes to that Panetta-Burns plan:
Before you start celebrating the new, sweeping reach of the 2010 commission’s work, consider this: Twenty-five percent of Americans also took a stance on the Panetta-Burns plan
its “a mythical Clinton Chief of Staff/former western Republican Senator combo” that PPP dreamed up to test how many Americans would profess to have an opinion about a policy that did not exist.
Awkward. Just keep in mind, their vote matters just as much as yours.
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