A new Reason-Rupe poll has some interesting and telling findings—namely that a vast majority of Americans don’t think that increased federal spending since the 1990s has improved their quality of life. Here are the details:
Adjusted for inflation, federal spending per capita has increased approximately 39 percent since 1992, yet a new Reason-Rupe poll finds 79 percent of Americans believe the government’s spending increases have reduced the quality of life or made no impact on the quality of life in the country during that time. Forty percent say the increases in federal spending over the last 20 years reduced the quality of life in the country and 39 percent say the increases had no impact on the quality of life. Just 17 percent feel federal spending increases improved the quality of life in America.
Better yet, 49% think cutting spending would help the economy, and 61% are in favor of cutting military spending back to 2001 rates!Published in