People aren’t falling for it.
In spite of all the claims of calamity and misery if the debt limit isn’t raised by August 2nd, a constant drumbeat from the White House, Congressional Democrats and their megaphone in the lame stream media, apparently we’ve grown accustomed to these kinds of wild-eyed claims in the past that proved to be utterly false.
TARP, anyone? Stimulus? Automaker Bailouts? They were all sold as absolutely necessary and something that needed to be done with great haste.
We recognize this all-too-familiar tactic used to frighten people into going along with each hare-brained government scheme to seize more and more of the economy.
As to whether or not people believe that the failure to raise the debt ceiling by August 2nd has been successfully sold, here’s an online poll from Mark Levin’s website.
I realize that this is not a scientific poll and it is from Levin’s listeners, probably the most informed and most conservative people in the country, but some of them actually fell for TARP initially. 92% of them think this whole thing is a con job and an artificial deadline being hyped by the most dishonest President ever to hold office.