Poll: Americans divided along party lines on 'fiscal' fix
43 percent approve of the deal, 45 percent don't
- Duration 7:02
- Date Jan 7, 2013
43 percent approve of the deal, 45 percent don't
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I take a look at this a brand new polls out showing real.
But no real political winners emerging from the fiscal -- deal.
Approve the deal 45% -- 12% have no opinion one way or another.
And when you break the numbers down well -- right along party lines two thirds of Democrats approved two thirds of Republicans disapprove.
Well our political insiders -- here and -- don't agree with those votes at all to ultimately is former Republican congressman from New York.
-- dale Fox News contributor former pollster for president Jimmy Carter Doug -- Also a Fox News contributor and former pollster war -- Clinton all right let's talk winners and losers.
Notwithstanding those polls done.
Well the polls showed an even split but looking as you did in debt.
The Democrats approved two to -- the Republicans.
Object to one bottom line that is the score.
This is a huge victory for the Democrats a huge victory for the president.
It doesn't solve the problem but it does what President Obama said he was going to do which is raise taxes.
On the wealthy Democrats are happy Republicans got -- does or have mud on his face Williamson Republicans -- water wasn't totals war.
Despite some some things a suburb.
So when -- if you -- friends obviously they actually don't they want.
But look the bigger loser was the American people by a long -- this deal is he -- of the ordinary American.
Bites it I -- special interest deal would they put together we give you two examples we have but for example Austria about the problems -- These deals for extending tax breaks for corporations for insiders from win.
Billions of -- all members of 41 dollars and one dollar and cut spending -- that.
They they just went crazy the Republicans even screwed Republican red states if you lived in Texas.
Your taxes if you will be the because of the Alternative Minimum Tax.
Five times more tax increase and if you live in New York they could -- predict there'll be -- -- worse than anything.
Is this self dealing both -- look.
Nobody for cutting spending in Iraq wolf the special interest in the American people are we should be angry about this it is impossible and you -- -- that they did this -- Is the most progressive now Texas and since 1979.
Point 7% that's less than 1% -- Now pay 40%.
Oval federal tax but the big story here to me to.
Piggyback on what these two guys said is that the Republicans who run the house -- representatives and -- And negotiated the deal over in the senate where it.
Republicans are the ones who allowed this to happen they caved and John Boehner the speaker of the house is the most -- powerless speaker in our lifetime.
The night that this thing was adopted in the senate which is blasts on.
Right away immediately.
Eric Cantor the majority leader announces I'm against the deal on the -- the deal so we have the leader Boehner is for it.
The next guy in charge is against.
There's no leadership inside the Republican caucus.
They have fall apart and allow this thing and and -- in -- -- -- congress made it worse they added four trillion.
Four trillion the other thing to playoff Pat's point is there was nothing done about carried interest which is the favorite track tax treatment.
For hedge fund and private equity guys and bottom line while the tax code is progressive and it's -- more progress.
It's on working people that it's become more progressive rather than the -- take tests look for.
Obama for president Bob of those projects are and we're really got to millionaires billionaires.
20% Warren Buffett fifteen point -- -- the tax rate or group what is real income.
This unbelievable all of these deals the American people are getting short and -- alternate.
And by the way -- -- that the big question to me is the Republicans had a principle we might not agree with that but their principal was.
It's bad for the economy to raise tax rates on anybody rich or not a guy that's their position.
If they believe in why give that up without getting something in return for -- -- less so in other words the -- did nothing about the -- nothing about spending nothing about the debt ceiling and nothing about the fiscal -- Running up and and it gave President Obama.
More political juice and energy so he's going forward he's saying.
He's not negotiating about the debt ceiling or anything else McConnell probably why I think you -- -- -- -- cloned from pretty from the body's reaction.
-- -- -- -- Goes out there for the third year in a row at the last minute -- to deal which -- the country his own party.
This man is reelected after losing two senate yet to senate elections it's unbelievable what they do is none of them in Washington understand this they're both.
Spending parties and they're basically both of me.
In the Toyota Atlantic property -- Rasmussen.
Holds up here because spending cuts should be considered in every.
Federal government program.
Agree -- that and yet.
Many of them don't think it's.
Actually gonna happen but it's not gonna happen based -- what we just saw.
Pat's right nobody's talking about spending cuts -- -- put a plan on the table like.
But Bowles Simpson to cut spending and just with store economic growth if they couldn't do pat a year and a half they're not gonna be -- to -- Obama here to do that's what we've learned that Mort Zuckerman wrote.
-- of the 28 he piece which I just read today and he's an expert on the economy you know the unfunded liability unfunded federal liabilities 87 trillion dollars in its 500.
In 50% of GDP and we're just getting deeper and deeper it's not just the actual do you guys feel inspired you also -- Lincoln the movie.
And do would you like to compare to another American politics -- I would say this great I saw the movie.
And Abe Lincoln showed leadership willingness to stand up for principle compassion taking risks.
The opposite of Al Gore with his deal -- Al-Jazeera.
Selling his soul -- make -- -- -- -- by -- got to deal done before the end of the year to get -- -- -- -- Work by the way that was the mouthpiece for al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden and its biggest can't -- Israel mouthpiece in the world.
And he said we share of the values that that tells you that they're cute network share of the same bite with -- some of a difference Lincoln Lincoln was willing and paid the price.
To save the country.
I wanna -- she -- simple question asked the audience how many of these but do you believe these people watching with the country in its future first I don't think anybody thinks.
That the country was -- first in this field or has for a -- that's why our politics is exactly -- blow.