I don’t normally cite polls from the grossly biased Rasmussen, but this one was too absurd not to post.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely Voters believe the federal government will go bankrupt and be unable to pay its debt before the federal budget is balanced. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and think it’s more likely that the federal budget will be balanced first. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
Nations, like the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Japan cannot go broke. As sovereign currency issuing nations, they can never become insolvent. The economy of the United States is not like a household budget.
This is why I laugh heartily when certain ridiculous commenters compare the United States to Greece (a currency user, not a currency issuer).