Emily Ekins Says Americans Want Spending Cuts on Freedom Watch

Emily Ekins, Reason's polling director, talks about the new Reason Rupe Public Opinion Survey on Freedom Watch.

Ekins explains that Americans primarily want to cut spending, not raise revenue, to deal with the debt crisis.

The Reason-Rupe survey is online here and here (pdf).

About 3.30 minutes.

Go to reason.tv for downloadable versions, and subscribe to Reason.tv's YouTube Channel to recieve automatic updates when new material goes live.

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • The Mossy Spaniard||

    A) Emily Ekins is pretty hot.

    B) The gentleman in the video looks a lot like Blind Lemon Jefferson.

  • ||

    "The gentleman in the video looks a lot like Blind Lemon Jefferson."

    - The Rutles taught me everything I know.

  • Invisible Finger||

    If he was blind he'd have Matt or Nick on.

  • Apogee||

    Heh +10

  • I want eye candy||

    What the hell kind of screen cap is that??

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Emily wants to cut the Judge's budget?

  • Pip||

    I just want to point out that after reading the thread where MNG says it would be a good idea to take someone working 60 hours/week to job share with another person (each now working 30 hours/week is really just a form of forced theft. Or as Obama said to Joe the Plumber "spread(ing) the wealth around.

    What a socialist cunt.

  • buddyglass||

    Yes, Americans primarily want to cut spending. However, it is only a minority that want to reduce deficits solely by way of spending cuts.

  • ||

    "Ekins explains that Americans primarily want to cut spending, not raise revenue, to deal with the debt crisis."

    It's almost as if you didn't RTFA

  • buddyglass||

    The implication is that cutting spending is the priority. Which...everybody already knew. That's not news. What is news is that a majority of Americans want those spending cuts to come in conjunction with a revenue increase, which is vehemently opposed by congressional Republicans. On this issue Democrats are not out-of-sync with public opinion; Republicans are.

  • ||

    Ekins is way hotter than Ekans.

  • Nike Blance Sneakers||

    I just want to point out that after reading the thread where MNG says it would be a good idea to take someone working 60 hours/week to job share with another person (each now working 30 hours/week is really just a form of forced theft. Or as Obama said to Joe the Plumber "spread(ing) the wealth around.

    Yes, Americans primarily want to cut spending. However, it is only a minority that want to reduce deficits solely by way of spending cuts.

  • Kamizar||

    Sure, Americans would love to cut spending, now ask them where we should cut.

  • Watches wholesale||

    Very honored to see your article, I like it very much and agree with your point of view. Thank you for posting. At the meanwhile, i would like to tell to my friends and welcome to look at my website and there must be something wonderful wait for you. Thanks for sharing this Blog with us.It will be Helpful for future references.

  • study in china||

    I'm more interested in for it,Thank you for posting,I agree with your point of view,

  • kicksneakerboxes||

    good

  • Nike Dunk High Women||

    thanks

GET REASON MAGAZINE

Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online

  • Progressive Puritans: From e-cigs to sex classifieds, the once transgressive left wants to criminalize fun.
  • Port Authoritarians: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal
  • The Menace of Secret Government: Obama’s proposed intelligence reforms don’t safeguard civil liberties

SUBSCRIBE

advertisement