The PJ Tatler

Rasmussen: 48% Think Spending Cuts Could Trigger Violence

Today’s depressing read:

Nearly one-out-of-two Americans (48%) think that cuts in government spending are at least somewhat likely to lead to violence in the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But that includes just 13% who feel it’s Very Likely.

Nearly as many Adults (44%), however, believe violence as the result of spending cuts is unlikely, but only 12% say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Americans under 50 raise the possibility of violence more than their elders. Most adults not affiliated with either party (58%) think spending cuts are likely to trigger violence, compared to 46% of Republicans and 42% of Democrats.

Now where would anyone get the idea that people have become so dependent on government that cutting spending will lead to violence?

Oh, right. From the liberals who goose the spending in the first place. And then blamed necessary cuts when yobs went on a stealing and burning spree in the UK.