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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 6, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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No, an increase in Government spending does not make recessions any easier! We can take a lesson from Joseph in the Bible, if during 7 years of plenty you store up a percentage of wealth, then you will have that wealth during the coming 7 years of famine!. 5 months ago from a Constitution in Dallas, TX
Yes, through increased spending on infrastructure and calaturally backed loans. 3 years ago from a Conservative in Yuma, AZ
Yes, with monetary policy. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Marietta, GA
If and only if the stimulus money could be controlled and spent on Canadian goods/services, ensuring the stimulus is reinvested back to Canada. 3 years ago from a Liberal in Annandale, VA
Central Banks should utilize the full range of monetary policy to manage the business cycle, while government finances are dedicated to assisting those in need during a recession. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Corona Del Mar, CA