Friday, August 12, 2011

Rioting in the streets?

Rasmussen had this headline out today: 48% Think Spending Cuts Could Trigger Violence.

Nearly one-out-of-two Americans (48%) think that cuts in government spending are at least somewhat likely to lead to violence in the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But that includes just 13% who feel it's Very Likely.

My guess is that the respondents of this poll have a bit of a London hangover. Any adjustments to Social Security or Medicare will be phased in over a number of years. Thus, any 'rioting' would be from people that will not be eligible for either of these for a number of years yet. But I gotta tell you, I'd love to see the Man with no name ride again. Even if he's 81!


  1. Rioting will only be avoided if cuts are gradual, however, if we continue to delay cuts, we will end up in the same boat as UK, Greece, Italy, etc. I am not optimistic our government will actually make any cuts until there is a new administration. The longer we wait, the harder it will be

  2. For a Few Dollars More>>>Clint>>The Man will ride again. . .

  3. Derek, if only the western were still alive. Two burning questions: your blog title and your dog. . .Is there a story behind them?

  4. Navy One, the blog title is me being too clever by half. 6079 Smith, W was the protagonist in George Orwell's novel 1984. The dog I got from my divorce (I think my ex wife's idea was to punish me longer).

  5. Ah, 1984. RGR. I thought it was a street name! As for the dog, he looks like an amiable fellow/lady. . .


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