All of us at CNBC's "Kudlow Report" are still excited by the new poll in The Hill, which shows the number one issue for the largest number of voters polled is cutting spending and dealing with the debt.
Ah, but whenever any poll or reporter talks about how the people want spending cuts, the elites and snarky types all sing something like the following line in chorus:
"Everybody wants spending cuts until it's time to cut their pet program! So there!"
Even President Obama echoed that sentiment earlier this week when he said:
"Some of the same folks who say we've got to cut spending or complain that government jobs don't do anything, when it comes to that defense contractor in their district, they think, 'Wow, this is a pretty important part of the economy in my district and we shouldn't stop spending on that. Let's just make sure we're not spending on those other folks.'" (Read More: Did Obama Just Take Default Off the Table?)
That "no cuts in my backyard" type of assessment is just the way a lot of people in Washington, the media, and academia see the American people.