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KY: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 3/2)

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Rasmussen
3/2/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Kentucky

2010 Senate
46% Grayson (R), 33% Mongiardo (D)
51% Paul (R), 34% Mongiardo (D)
49% Grayson (R), 31% Conway (D)
49% Paul (R), 34% Conway (D)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Trey Grayson: 56 / 21
Daniel Mongiardo: 43 / 43
Rand Paul: 57 / 26
Jack Conway: 40 / 33

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 37 / 59
Gov. Beshear: 48 / 47

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Kentucky is beyond hope if they can actually elect a candidate who defends Jim Bunning's fillibuster. The jobs bill had 78 votes which is about 17 Republicans. Conway is a reasonable guy and he doesn't have a chance.

I was really annoyed that Rand Paul cheered Bunning's move. I am sory but there are a lot of good hard working people who are underemployed or unemployed and have families. This is insane.

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Stillow:

Why? I supported it too. Bunning was in full support of extending benefits, he just wanted it paid for by cutting somewhere else.

Contrary to popular liberal belief, you cannot just spend and spend and spend and spend and spend and spend and spend and spend and spend and spend money you do not have without severe consequences coming down the road.

He made an excellent point when he said if we cannot find the money to pay for soemthing we all support, then how can wee find the money to do anything at all in this chamber.

If you liberals weren't bleeding us dry each year with entitlement after entitlement then real safety nets like unemployment would not be broke!

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Farleftandproud:

Well, I agree that costs are an issue when the government promotes policies, but the Bush Tax cuts gave huge bonuses to corporations and individuals who make half a million or more a year. It screwed the middle class, and than Bush got us into a huge war put on a credit card. Maybe Rand Paul would have voted against funding the war and I hope as a true libertarian he would have, but Jim Bunning did not. He allowed spending on military projects that were not needed in the war. Bunning is against spending only when the president in the white house isn't from his own party.

I still yet have to see the libertarians and tea party people make a good case against their status quo Republican counterparts. They haven't come out to anti-war rallys as far as I know or against that kind of wasteful spending.

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Field Marshal:

I supported it too. It was hilarious him talking about it on CNBC a few days ago. He was like, the dems vote to reinstitute PAYGO and then their very first piece of legislation, they make exempt from the law. It was pretty funny.

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Stillow:

farleft - Those Bush tax cuts you whine about made the clinton recession muh osfter than it would have been. Tax cuts on those evil businesses you hate so much are the ones who give the rest of us jobs....when they have more money, we get more jobs. When you take there money in the form of taxes, they have less money to hire people with....which is why tax hikes only decrease revenue....cus it leads to lay offs. Tax cuts made the clinton recessionmuch milder and allowed to absorb the 9/11 attacks better.

Tax cuts on business leads to more growth, investment and hiring. Raise there taxes and you get retraction in jobs, decreasing revenues to the g'ment and a prettylousy economy.

Had Obama cut taxes AND spending back last Feburary we would rrobably have lower unemployment and the economy woudl be do much better.

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Farleftandproud:

But didn't Reagan give tax cuts in 1981 and 82? That was when our Unemployment was higher than it is now. You can google it. I am not blaming Reagan, because he inherited a recession too.

I don't think it is fair to make that argument against Obama. We have had recession under Democrats and Republicans. History can determine what caused it, but it was the corporate greed of the 1920's of the Great Depression and what party had to pick up the pieces in the 1930's with the New Deal?

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Farleftandproud:

Clinton recession huh? In 2000 we had a very low unemployment rate and we had a surplus.

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rob:

Clinton’s Chairman Of Council Of Economic Advisors, Joseph Stiglitz, Said Recession Started During Clinton’s Tenure. “It would be nice for us veterans of the Clinton Administration if we could simply blame mismanagement by President George W. Bush’s economic team for this seemingly sudden turnaround in the economy, which coincided so closely with its taking charge. But … the economy was slipping into recession even before Bush took office, and the corporate scandals that are rocking America began much earlier.” (Joseph Stiglitz, “The Roaring Nineties,” The Atlantic Monthly, 10/02)

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Stillow:

I don't think anyone disputes that W inherited a slowing economy and then 9/11 did not help. My point is that we are capitalists in this country, we the people depend o nthe free market and free enterprise to provide us with jobs. When you take money away from private enterprise and out of the market in the form of taxation.....then obviously that is money that cannot be spent on the economy or hiring workers or business expansion and investment.

G'm cannot spur growth, real growth can only come from the private sector and the private sector can only grow if it has the capital to do so. In addition, for every dollar you tax the consumer, that is a dollar that is not spent in the economy. G'ment wastes a good portion of that dollar with jus red tape and regulation....before it is ultimately passed out to various entitlement programs which of course require more and more money to sustain.

Bunning absolutely did the right thing, he said we all agree on extending benefits, let sjust find a way to pay for it first. Dems pass paygo and then just shove it aside the first chance they get.

This isn't going to work foever guys, you can't keep this rate of spending up and these deficits....and with Obama's spending there is no end in sight.

In essence the federal g'ment has now created a bubble economy and when it pops it will make the stock bubble or the housing bubble look lik a spring day in Disneyland. They are making the problems to come much much woerse on us by expanding the size of this bubble with all the debt spending.

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ndirish11:

As someone with libertarian leanings, I support Bunning and Rand Paul's support for Bunning.

I mean why is there unemploymen?. It's because of Bush's and Obama's liberal economic policies. Bush tried to fix the credit crisis with a stimulus and that lead to the housing market collapse. Obama's stimulus is no different. Except for the fact that it's 10x larger. It will just make the recession worse. We can't keep preventing the inevitable collapse. It may be politically unacceptable to take this position, but true recovery needs to come by letting this recession happen. It's the only way to true recovery. Spending money we don't have won't get us out of a recession.

We neeed to take a stand against spending, why not now?

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Bigmike:

As someone tired of govt excess I support Bunning and Paul's support for Bunning and ndirish11's support for Paul's support for Bunning.

As for the Clinton recession, does anyone remember the terms "tech bubble" and "dotcom bubble?" Kind of like the housing bubble of late, but I lost a whole lot more money on the tech version. Yeh, that makes it personal.

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Ryan:

FL&P-
World War II got us out of the great depression, not the New Deal.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

so ryan you propose another war besided the other two wars to get us out of a recession. by the way times were a lot different then we were fighting two countries (germany and Japan) who are now two of our biggest manufacturing competitors. we sustained growth during the 40's and 50's because most of Europe and Asia were recovering from being in a huge war that totally decimated their infrastructure. that is not the case. Plus you have China and some other third world countries take a lof of the manufacturing sector away from us. Just look at the clothing you wear. i will bet none of it was made by US. so conservatives think it is ok to spend in a war creating a deficit but it is not ok to spend money on domestic items here doesn't make any sense

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Field Marshal:

Chris,

I don't believe Ryan suggested going to war to solve our economic woes. He was simply correcting a previous post about how FDRs New Deal getting us out of the depression which was not accurate.

And tell Wong about the 40's and 50's and our manufacturing base. He thinks our manufacturing sector was so strong back then because the unions were much stronger.

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njlib:

Time for the reality check that conservatives never can explain away. WWII was the greatest expansion of GOVERNMENT SPENDING in history. Go and compare the percentage of GDP the gov was responsible for in those years, much higher by far than todays.
The new deal reversed a depression folks but was consistently retarded by conservative arguments at the time. Just like today, even though the current stimulus likely save millions of jobs, the impact it could've had was retarded again by conservative whining and Obamas attempt at bipartisanship reducing the bill and loading it up with tax cuts.
When conservatives claim that government can't help people it's because they're responsible for its failures.

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njlib:

The point is Government spending creates private enterprise in recessions/depressions. To 'cut' money from another program or increase taxes (as Paygo would require) costs people jobs so it makes no sense to pay for enemployment benefits with more unemployment.

Your arguments are justified in a growing economy AND rising employment scenario but it's uninformed in this thread.

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