Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Likely voters find state spending decisions difficult

This front page article in the Review Journal states,

The more Nevadans think about the state's projected $3 billion revenue shortfall, the more they want to cut spending and increase taxes.

At least that's what the Impact Nevada survey found when 600 likely voters around the state were polled from Sept. 6-16

The problem with this poll is that is assumes that the state will have a $3 billion deficit. This is not true. The actual deficit if the state doesn't increase spending will be $1.5 billion which Steven Horsford, the Senate Majority Leader, says can be cut from the budget.

The question that should be asked is,
if the people want to spend more money when it will mean more taxes

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