Americans blame over spending for states' budget crises

Maybe Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats running the state Legislature should take notice:

Most Americans report their state currently has a budget crisis, and they continue to blame politicians more than taxpayers for the problem.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults shows 75% say the unwillingness of politicians to reduce government spending is more to blame for current state budget crises than the unwillingness of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.

Only 13% take the opposing view and blame taxpayers' unwillingness to pay more to the government. Another 12% are undecided.


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  • Wht can't we as tax payers demand an audit of all state departments. We will only know the true extent of where our money has been wasted. How come we figured this out and not all those geniuses we call politicians. These slugs have got to go

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