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Americans Overwhelmingly Back Government Spending on Job Programs

Apparently, America is full of Keynesians or at least regular people who understand the real crisis we are facing right now is the high unemployment, not long-term deficit projects. A new Gallup poll found that Americans overwhelmingly support government spending on jobs programs. From Gallup:

Next, suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against -- [RANDOM ORDER]?

The poll found even a slim majority of Republicans supported the idea of the government spending money on job creation.

The official unemployment rate in the United States is 7.7 percent. Only a few years ago that would have been seen as a massive crisis but now it has been accepted by Washington and much of the media as simply the new normal.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is now living in the Washington DC area. He created a politics and policy blog, The Walker Report (