Headline: New Poll: Bring Down Debt, Don’t Spend More.

Key Graf:

Fifty-six percent of respondents said that they were not willing to pay more in taxes in order to reduce the deficit, and nearly as many said they were not willing for the government to provide fewer services in areas such as health care, education and defense spending.

Look, there’s a way to bring down the debt without spending more, it’s called spending less. But people don’t want that either. So this is the fundamental tension here, completely missing from the headline.

How about: New Poll: Bring Down Debt, Don’t Spend Less.