You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

FOX NEWS POLL: 57 Percent of Americans Believe Sequester Cuts Are Necessary Because Congress Can't Make Cuts

A new Fox News Poll found that 57 percent of Americans believe the budget cuts are necessary to control the deficit because lawmakers are unable to do it themselves.

Senior editor of The Daily Caller, Jamie Weinstein said the poll demonstrates that Americans think something’s being accomplished

with these cuts, when in reality the sequestration doesn’t do anything to affect our long-term budgetary situation.

“They’re so small, the cuts, over the long term to the general budget. It doesn’t touch [Medicare], which is the greatest driver of growth," Weinstein said, "And I’m afraid that’s because the American people aren’t demanding.”

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released what he calls a “Waste Book” which details outrageous things American taxpayer money is funding. The 2012 Waste Book identified $20 billion in total waste which includes things like a climate change musical, studies on imagining larger golf holes and eating more caviar, pet shampoo products and so on.

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern

4
P

Former Vice President Dan Quayle tells Neil what Obama should be doing to stop the ISIS threat on a must-see Your World.

7
P

It's an On the Record exclusive. Greta sits down with the parents of Brendan Tevlin. Was the teen's murder random or an act of domestic terrorism?

8
P

How is the left processing the fight against ISIS? Plus, Dennis Miller on the state of the NFL, only on The Factor.

9
P

The Kelly File: How much support can America really expect in our ISIS fight? Then on Hannity: Sean talks to the men who were on the ground during the Benghazi attack.

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!