By ConservativeHQ.com Staff – 7/22/11
Who’s afraid of default? Not our conservative and Tea Party readers. Almost three-fourths of you want to stand firm against any rise in the debt ceiling, even if the result is default.
We asked you: “What is the right ‘end game’ on the debt limit?”
And we added: “Republicans control only the House of Representatives. Democrats control the Senate and the White House. It is unlikely, therefore, that the ‘Cut, Cap, Balance’ legislation will be signed into law. What should be the end game for conservatives?”
Almost three-fourths (72%) answered: “Stand firm, allow default to occur, and blame President Obama and the Democrats for whatever happens.”
14% said: “Conservative Republicans should refuse to vote on the issue, let the Democrats raise the debt limit, and make ‘Cut, Cap, Balance’ the central theme of the 2012 campaign.”
Another 12% answered: “Bargain for the biggest cuts in spending possible under these circumstances, then vote to raise the debt limit and make ‘Cut, Cap, Balance’ the central issue of the 2012 campaign.”
And 2% said: “I do not have an opinion at this time.”