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August 2, 2011
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Our question in last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll regarding President Obama and Congress coming to an agreement on the debt ceiling by today’s deadline generated many impassioned comments.

In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if President Obama and Congress would come to an agreement on the debt ceiling by today’s deadline. Responses were fairly mixed, but 42.9% of readers were correct in their yes prediction. Many readers (33.3%) did not think an agreement would be reached, while 23.8% were unsure.

This question generated several impassioned comments:

“With the current dysfunctional U.S. President and Congress acting like immature, selfish, and spoiled brats, who knows what this whacky bunch may do. Times like this, it’s easy to be ashamed of our U.S. government! Shame on ALL Washington politicians!! Shame on you for the scare tactics, the fear-mongering and the lack of basic common sense. This is DISGRACEFUL behavior and makes the U.S. look like some type of third-world country!!”

“The problem isn’t the debt limit, it is out-of-control spending.”

“Yes, because Democrats as usual will buckle like belts. They’ll adopt the 2-part plan, let rich get richer and hurt American people so they can use it as a debate in the next election.”

“I am positive that myself and millions of other voters are TIRED OF THOSE ELECTED TO WASHINGTON POSITIONS BEING MORE INTERESTED IN THEIR POLITICAL CAREERS INSTEAD OF PERFORMING THE JOBS WE ASSIGNED TO BE COMPLETED.”

“Haven’t had a budget in two years, so what’s the big deal about August 2nd? It’s not like they will stop spending money, QE3 is under way.”

“How many of those in Congress right now were elected on a platform that included a strong emphasis on fiscal responsibility? Now-in an ideological stupor-they are playing a game of chicken on whether or not we are going to pay our bills. Now isn’t that responsible?”

“This is a faux crisis manufactured by a party that has stated that their number one priority is to make Obama a one-term president. These are the same people who squandered the Clinton surplus and ran up a 4 trillion dollar debt through the Bush tax cuts and wars, without making plans to actually pay for anything. The debt ceiling needs to be raised to pay the bills which have accumulated through mismanagement. Our debt is entirely manageable by world standards. To default on the debt would endanger the U.S. and world economy.”


Are you interested in taking the industry’s pulse on a particular topic? Send your suggestions for CyberPoll questions to Kelsey Seidler at seidlerk@bnpmedia.com.

Many thanks to all of the CI CyberNews readers who have participated in our CyberPolls. Not a CI CyberNews subscriber? Follow this link to sign up for your free subscription!

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