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72% support raising taxes on the rich?

11 May

So, the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) members of Congress keep preaching they must cut, slash, and cut spending deeper, or the country will find itself in dire straights, with dogs and cats living together … blah, blah, blah … problem is most Americans don’t see it that way …

The way they do see it – according to a Washington Post/ABC poll – is the way the President sees it, lowering the debt by first raising taxes on the rich.

Funniest thing about the poll was that the numbers of people surveyed who claimed to support cuts to Medicare and Medicaid — 21 percent and 30 percent, respectively — is close to the same percentage of people who regularly rot their brains on non-stop viewing of FOX PAC.

But, back to the intelligent people; seventy-eight percent of the A+ crowd opposed cuts to Medicare, while 69 percent opposed Medicaid cuts.

And which plan, between the President’s, and Paul – aka Eddie the Munster – Ryan’s was the most popular? Well, that would be the President’s, the plan where the government offsets the debt by raising taxes on Americans who make $250,000 or more annually; in fact, of those surveyed, 72 percent said they support tax increases on people with incomes of more than $250,000, including 54 percent who strongly support them. Twenty-seven percent are opposed, including 17 percent strongly, gee once again, that would be the ditto heads and FOX & Friend groupies.

Truth is Americans, all Americans, are going to have to suck it up and expect some cuts coupled with some tax increases; but increases need to start with those who can most afford it – that’s the top 2% – and cuts need to come from the one sector which can best absorb it – the sacred cow of defense spending. Another good way to help raise revenue would be to take away subsidies to corporate America – aka the oil companies – and change free trade agreements to fair trade agreements.

 
 

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One response to “72% support raising taxes on the rich?

  1. hoboduke

    May 11, 2011 at 20:46

    Only 72%? If you are asked if you are better than the average driver, your answer is….? If you think you are poor compared to the rich, you want them to be taxed, not poor little you! So of course, it’s okey to tax the rich, I’m poor. If you want to see poor, look at average wages in Canada! Everyone here should be taxed 10%. Then everyone will feel the same about taxes. Right now rich don’t pat taxes, only the upper middle class folks. Everyone pay 10%, and no deduction. If you got no kids, 12 kids, big house small house, you pay 10% tax on income. I don’t care you wanted to buy a big house and have 12 kids. I’m not paying your taxes to own a big house and have 12 kids.

     

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