… and my new Senator, Elizabeth Warren. Heartening news, from Politico, no less:
Proposals to reduce spending on the military, cut some agriculture subsidies, and eliminate subsidies to oil companies would all win public backing by large margins, according to the poll conducted for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, obtained by POLITICO.
More specifically, the poll found that 53 percent of voters would support defense cuts, 79 percent would back cutting subsidies to agriculture corporations and 80 percent would favor getting rid of the oil subsidies. It surveyed voters in New Hampshire, a key swing state…
The PCCC, which played a key role in getting liberal candidates such as Warren and Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin elected to Congress, will roll out more polling data this week designed to pressure its congressional allies away from compromising on key liberal principles. Earlier this week, the PCCC released figures that showed 66 percent of registered voters in the swing state of New Hampshire would support hiking taxes on people who make more than an annual income of $250,000.
“In 2012, voters delivered a clear mandate: Tax the rich, invest in jobs, don’t cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, and end corporate welfare,” said Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “This new polling shows that voters favor Elizabeth Warren’s version of a ‘balanced approach’ that protects the little guy and ensures that the wealthy and big corporations finally pay their fair share.”
Yes, those flinty Souterites in New Hampshire have no oil fields, few gigantic factory farms, and mostly aren’t dependent on multinational military contractors. Why should the megacorporations and their
serfs apologists be the only sources allowed to have opinions worth polling?
Apart from Democrats starting to fight back, what’s on the agenda for today?