John Hawkins did another of his world-famous Right Wing News polls, this one on the bailout. My answers are below, with the note that I sent this in before the market cratered.
1) Is the PRIMARY cause of this crisis…
A) Deregulation, market forces, and Wall Street?
B) Government interference in the market?
B – Government interference in the market (specifically, the Clinton-mandated supersizing of the subprime mortgage market)
2) Do you support the bailout?
B – No (only because my prefered answer of an expletive preceding the two-letter answer isn’t here)
3) Politically, is it smarter for Republicans in Congress to support or oppose the bailout?
B – Oppose (I will throw the caveat that they need to explain that this is Socialism-Heavy)
4) If John McCain signs on to the bailout, does it help or hurt his chances of getting elected?
B – Hurt (he’s not going to get the Socialists that are happiest with this bill)
I thought Shoebox was on John’s e-mail list, but I don’t seem to see him listed among those who sent in responses.