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Americans Want Spending Cuts, Not More Taxes

The overwhelming majority of Americans prefer spending cuts to tax hikes, according to a new CBS poll.

The poll found that 77 percent of Americans favor spending cuts, 9 percent favor tax increases, and 9 percent prefer a mixture of spending cuts and tax increases.

Popular programs for cutting included Social Security for the wealthy (supported by 63 percent), local probjects (58 percent), reducing farm subsidies (55 percent),  and reducing defense spending (52 percent).

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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