Krugman: Republicans have a mandate to repeal the laws of arithmetic

Pew on public fiscal views isn’t really all that surprising, but it’s still striking: people want spending cut, but are opposed to cuts in anything except foreign aid:

 

And they want state governments to balance their budgets without cutting spending or raising taxes:

 

The conclusion is inescapable: Republicans have a mandate to repeal the laws of arithmetic.

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