(USNewsMag.com) – As part of an agreement to extend the limit of U.S. government debt, about six in ten U.S. voters want the federal government to reduce spending, according to recent surveys from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC) and the America’s New Majority Project (ANMP).
Nationally, 61 percent of people questioned by ANMP concurred with the claim that now that House Republicans under Speaker Kevin McCarthy have fulfilled their duties and enacted a sensible raise on the limit of U.S. debt, the Democrats in the Senate and President Biden need to do their duties and reach a settlement.
A minority of those polled by the AP-NORC indicated they had a thorough comprehension of Biden and Congress’s U.S. debt ceiling discussions. Two-thirds of those polled expressed profound concern about the consequences for the nation’s finances if the ceiling on the U.S. debt is not raised and the country defaults on its obligations.
In order to avert a default on the nation’s debt, the Republican-led House of Representatives enacted the “Limit, Save, Grow Act” last month. It increases the limit on the debt and reduces spending by $4.5 trillion.
In return for supporting an increased limit on the debt, congressional conservatives want spending restrictions. Yet Biden has been reluctant to draw any connections between the two issues, especially in regards to imposing stricter employment standards on the nation’s program for food stamps.
Biden’s proposal to raise the limit on the debt without making any expenditure cuts was rejected by a huge majority of those polled by ANMP. Voters support spending limits, and 64 percent say the Biden administration’s proposal is a bad ceiling increase for the debt because it would lead to more debt and expenditure and damage programs like Medicare and Social Security.
Additionally, a majority of those polled, 62 percent, across all age categories, ethnicities, political parties, and genders favor expenditure cutbacks to keep the debt under control, despite the fact that doing so would require further sacrifices for themselves as well as their households.
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