22 April 2023

Earth to White House: Proposed savings and repealing IRS agents are actually popular with voters!

As the debt ceiling battle heats up, Biden’s negotiating strategy (or lack thereof) is losing steam.

The Washington Post reports the Biden administration is still refusing to cut spending in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.

They write:One person familiar with the White House’s thinking, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe internal deliberations, emphasized that House Republicans would be forced to go on record supporting McCarthy’s bill, which would impose new work requirements, reduce the number of Internal Revenue Service agents and block Biden’s move to cut student debt — measures the administration believes will prove highly unpopular with the American public.”


According to AAN’s previous polling in key battleground districts, voters are over 50% less likely to vote for a candidate that supported doubling the size of the IRS.

Not to mention, AAN’s new battleground survey revealed there is overwhelming support from voters for the proposed savings by Speaker McCarthy, with Americans supporting strengthening work requirements by 62% to 27%.

Finally, voters oppose increasing the debt ceiling without cutting government spending by 50% to 37%.

Does someone want to clue in the White House?

“It’s almost comical at this point just how out of touch the Biden administration is with everyday Americans,” said AAN Communications Director Courtney Parella, “Americans don’t want to be shaken down with endless audits by 87,000 IRS agents, but they do want to cut spending in exchange for increasing the debt ceiling. What else does President Biden need before he’ll come to the table and work toward a compromise?”