Poll: Americans want major spending cuts if taxes go up
New Fox News polling on budget crisis
- Duration 4:40
- Date Dec 13, 2012
New Fox News polling on budget crisis
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Brand new fox polling numbers on the looming fiscal crisis show an overwhelming number of U.
One major cuts in federal spending if the taxes are going to go up.
Look at that number 89% say President Obama should -- -- that deal but house speaker John Boehner says the president is not even meeting Republicans halfway.
-- -- its plan does not fulfill.
His promise to to bring a balanced approach to solving this problem.
It's mainly tax earnings.
And his plan does not -- to -- our debt crisis it actually increases spending.
The president's call for one point four trillion dollar for the rest.
That cannot pass the house or the -- Could itself go to Republican senator John -- and chairman of the senate Republican conference center good morning to you -- Bill White belt here to America's Newsroom where are we now.
That's the question of the day it would seems to me to be happening here is that the White House.
It is not real serious about any kind of a plan that have spending reductions -- -- particularly that address what really drives federal spending.
And that's the entitlement programs.
So they seem less and less serious about getting a plan that would avert the fiscal cliff which is why I think you've heard a number of them say publicly.
They're willing to go over the cliff to get the higher taxes.
But I think what's really interesting about your survey bills Americans are pretty discerning because by 53 to 36 margin they believe.
That the president gets higher taxes he's gonna use it for more government spending not to reduce the deficit which is why.
A large majority I believe understand spending.
And spending cuts has to be part of the solution as -- proceed to your point and are fully and it showed greater majority of people that we polled.
Said if you give Washington more money they're going to spend -- they would not pay down the deficit but back to what speaker Boehner Jessica.
If you get one point four trillion dollars in revenue he argues that can't pass the house or the senate right now what Democrats control the senate is that true.
It's possible with a Democrat majority in the senate they might be able to get something.
Like that through but I gotta tell you there are a lot of Democrats in the United States senate -- we're gonna have major heartburn.
Over the level of tax increases are being talked about.
And the people that they're going to hit your talking about raising taxes on nearly a million small businesses to employ 2.5 percent of the American work force.
Millions of middle class Americans and their families -- whose -- whose bosses whose employees would be.
Impacted by these higher taxes so.
I think there's going to be a lot of problem with the number that high there's no way it's gonna pass the House of Representatives and certainly wouldn't get any Republican support in the senate and I doubt that there would be enough Democrats to -- it either so I'm just trying to cut through all of this now are we truly deadlocked on both sides.
Or we just negotiating up until the eleventh hour.
Well I would like to think that they're still good faith on the part of the president and the administration to get a deal but I'm becoming increasingly skeptical -- that's true I think right now you are much concluded.
Well I'm -- I think they pretty much concluded -- this has got to be a revenue issue this is going to be tax increases.
To get a deal to get Republicans to support a deal.
You're gonna need something that addresses the spending side of the equation because that's what that's what the issue is in our opinion and -- the facts bear that out.
And if you give the president everything that he wants in terms of the higher taxes if funds the federal government for less than a week.
The question is what do you do for the other 51 weeks of the year -- got to sixteen trillion dollar debt which is 50000 dollars for every man woman and child in America.
His plan does nothing absolutely nothing.
To address that it's all of our revenues that can't solve the problem when did you know announced -- they -- that have already put these cuts on the table they've got a trillion dollars worth thing you know depending on.
On who's talking -- house Democrats -- -- the White House but I think the bottom line and all these negotiations at this.
If you do not go after spending now.
Does it happen.
At any point over the next four years.
It you know that is just to hold put a wish and prayer -- -- there are some some opportunities down the road he got the debt limit increase that continuing resolution vote that comes up in March.
That might -- present an opportunity something on spending.
But the longer we wait the harder it gets their people get more and more locked in that you don't have to do any spending reductions.
This is really I think.
Did they -- the the philosophical difference that exists.
Between the way to solve this problem the president and his people and by the way that trillion dollars in spending cuts that you talk about their banking cuts that occurred.
Last August stood there and doing anything meaningful this time -- senator thank you Republicans argue it's now or never.
We'll see things that are all right Jon for -- in Washington.