The 80% Solution!

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A lot of people are wondering where exactly President Obama got his statistical figure when yesterday  he said this:

“You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”

I found it!

It’s from this article. Money quote:

Now consider the positions of the respective parties to the negotiation. One framework that President Obama has offered, which would reduce the debt by a reported $2 trillion, contains a mix of about 17 percent tax increases to 83 percent spending cuts. Another framework, which would aim for twice the debt reduction, has been variously reported as offering a 20-to-
or 25-to-75 mix.

Look! The number 80 is RIGHT THERE!!!! 🙂