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Public Supports Increased Spending in Key Areas Article
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Public Supports Increased Spending in Key Areas

Conservatives may be allergic to spending on the unemployed and our social needs but the public clearly is not.

Ruy Teixeira

2 Things the Public Wants Policymakers to Remember Article
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2 Things the Public Wants Policymakers to Remember

Americans think it’s time to raise taxes on the rich, and they don’t want to raise the Medicare eligibility age.

Ruy Teixeira

What Do the Voters Want? Article
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What Do the Voters Want?

A recent post-election poll shows what American voters believe about our nation’s policy priorities and our road forward.

Ruy Teixeira

Public Wants to Give Legalization a Chance Article
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Public Wants to Give Legalization a Chance

Conservatives may be fixated on deporting unauthorized immigrants but the public clearly isn’t.

Ruy Teixeira

Just Say No to Voucherizing Medicare Article
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Just Say No to Voucherizing Medicare

The idea of transforming Medicare into a voucher program started out unpopular, and is just becoming less so.

Ruy Teixeira

Stimulus Plan Not So Bad After All Article
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Stimulus Plan Not So Bad After All

Americans think the economic stimulus program was the right thing to do.

Ruy Teixeira

2 Different Approaches to Deficit Reduction Article
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2 Different Approaches to Deficit Reduction

In order to reduce the deficit, conservatives want to slash Social Security and Medicare benefits and keep tax cuts for the rich. The public doesn’t like that plan.

Ruy Teixeira

Public Supports Infrastructure Spending to Create Jobs Article
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Public Supports Infrastructure Spending to Create Jobs

The public thinks spending on roads, bridges, and technology development will create jobs instead of cutting taxes, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Ruy Teixeira

Public Says Keep Medicare the Way It Is! Article
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Public Says Keep Medicare the Way It Is!

Recent polls show the public doesn’t want to turn Medicare into a fixed-amount voucher, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Ruy Teixeira

Americans Have a Different Plan to Grow the Economy Article
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Americans Have a Different Plan to Grow the Economy

The public wants to invest in education and infrastructure, raise taxes on the wealthy, and maintain government services, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Ruy Teixeira

Public Still Backs Government Role in Health Care Article
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Public Still Backs Government Role in Health Care

The public continues to embrace strong government involvement in the health care system, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Ruy Teixeira

Public Says Keep or Expand Obamacare Article
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Public Says Keep or Expand Obamacare

New polls show a majority wants to keep the law intact or expand certain provisions, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Ruy Teixeira

Americans Are Concerned About Outsourcing Article
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Americans Are Concerned About Outsourcing

Ruy Teixeira explains that the American public doesn’t share conservatives’ blasé attitude about outsourcing.

Ruy Teixeira

Public Supports Obama’s Mini-DREAM Announcement Article
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Public Supports Obama’s Mini-DREAM Announcement

Ruy Teixeira finds a highly favorable response to the president’s decision two weeks ago to stop deporting some undocumented immigrants.

Ruy Teixeira

Don’t Repeal or Cut Funding for Obamacare Article
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Don’t Repeal or Cut Funding for Obamacare

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking poll shows the public wants to keep the Affordable Care Act as is or expand it instead of repealing it, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Ruy Teixeira

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