Posted: 09 Apr 2009 09:30 AM PDT
Rasmussen headlines with "Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism."
In that results piece it shows that 53 percent of American's prefer capitalism over socialism, with only 20 percent thinking socialism is preferable and 27 percent that are not sure what they believe.
Amazing they would headline with the word "just" in there when it clearly shows the majority, 53 percent, favors capitalism with a 33 percent different between the two opposite ends of the spectrum.
I don't even count the "unsure" totals because even if you divide it straight down the middle you still have 33 percent more favoring capitalism.
The breakdown is also not surprising:
Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.
The devil is in the details though where the "wording" and defining of capitalism changes the results drastically.
The question posed by Rasmussen Reports did not define either capitalism or socialism
It has been said often, but results of any poll is determined by how the question is posed.
Many think 53 percent is not a large enough number, but considering socialism only gets a solid 20 percent support, I say the numbers are very good indeed and people shouldn't focus on those who are "unsure" because when capitalism is called "free market economy" that 53 percent rises considerably to 70 percent.
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 09:22 AM PDT
I had the pleasure a few months back of interviewing Arizona Congressman J D Hayworth.
Additionally, my book, "Ideological Bigotry," is now available for purchase.
A Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all celebrating the holidays.
eric aka the Tygrrrr Express
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 08:16 AM PDT
The New York times is highlighting Barack Obama's plans for immigration reform, wanting to allow lawbreakers, illegal immigrants that broke our laws by entering this country illegally, living here illegally and taking the jobs that are meant for those that are here legally and did things the legal way, to have a way to become legal residents.
Amnesty baby!!! To Obama it doesn't matter if these lawbreakers have no respect for our laws, he wants them to be given a free pass and to be allowed to stay in America instead of deporting their asses and telling them to come through the front door next time, legally.
According to the article, Obama is aware of the potential powder keg that is going to blow up in his face, but heyyyyyyyyyyy, he has a Democratically controlled House and Senate, so he should be able to ignore those millions upon millions of folks that organized and derailed the amnesty plan in 2007.
From the NYT piece: (Linked above in the first paragraph)
While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
The difference between this time and the battle in 2007 over handing criminals, who came here illegally, the legal right to stay, otherwise known as AMNESTY, is that this time, unemployment is up to 8.5 percent and Americans will not want to see even more money, their tax money, spent on people that broke our laws to enter the country illegally.
Obama expects this to be a controversial issue? He hasn't seen anything yet.
In 2007, Americans stood up, called, mailed, emailed and faxed their representatives, sometimes daily, to make sure they were heard, loud and clear, despite having majorities and a President, Bush at the time, that favored Amnesty for illegal immigrants, and Obama better expect those same Americans, and even more with our economy and unemployment rate as it is, to stand up and be heard again.
Posted: 08 Apr 2009 02:55 PM PDT
Vandals Destroy Monument to Fallen HeroWTH? Some days I truly despair of the human race. I don't give a damn what your views are about the current Global War on Terror (and yes, it IS called that for a good reason), this vandalism is inexcusable. Okay, I am riled up, and if you want to see pictures of the before and after of these ***** work, go on over to CJ's here.
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