The sense of Congress is that...

We will never solve our long-term budget problems unless we address overly generous pay and benefits packages for government employees. One-time budget concessions just postpone dealing with the long-term problems.





The minority position is that republican governors have used state budget problems to start a war against government employee unions. These governors should focus their attention on fixing our budget problems, not breaking government employee unions.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, March 1-March 3, 2011, N=370, margin of error +/-5.06%