Public Sees Budget Negotiations as “Ridiculous”, “Disgusting”, “Stupid" Leaders’ Images Tarnished
August 1, 2011
There is broad public consensus that the budget negotiations of recent weeks can be summed up in words such as ridiculous, disgusting, stupid, and frustrating. Nationwide, 72% describe the recent negotiations in negative terms such as these; while very few offer a positive (2%), or even neutral (11%), assessment. Other frequently used terms include terrible, disappointing, childish, and joke.