Nearly 2/3 of Americans support the "Buffett Tax".
After a decade of the Bush tax cuts for the rich - God knows raising taxes back up on the rich is desperately needed to get our fiscal house back in order!
This is old news and not really news so much as spin from Liberals and their surrogates. The real news would be if you actually looked inside the polls, what you'll find there doesn't match the headlines you're crowing about.
In a new poll conducted by The Hill, the findings are much different than what Liberals keep telling us they are.. The Hill found:
1) When asked the simple question "Should the rich pay more in taxes?"
most people responded yes,but when questioned further the picture
2) When specifically asked what rate the rich should pay in taxes,75%
chose a lower rate than the current highest Income tax
3) 75% of respondents said that a 30% tax rate or lower was appropriate.
4) Only 4% of respondents thought that a rate of 40% was appropriate.
5) The hill poll also found that 73% of respondents believe corporations
should pay a lower rate than the current 35% rate.
Maybe you and the people over at Yahoo should have taken a closer look at the AP-GfK poll. BTW, the AP isn't exactly considered to be a bastion of conservative thought, maybe that's why all of the continued mental gymnastics in the remainder of the article,in an attempt to support a position that so many favor raising taxes on "the rich" after revealing that most would rather cut government. Very interesting indeed.
1) 65% of respondents favor requiring people making more than $1 million or more pay taxes equal to at least 30% of their income. Still 30% is lower than the current Income tax bracket of the highest earners, and with deductions most in the highest income tax bracket actually pay around 30% of their income in income taxes already.
2) 56% of respondents embraced cuts in government services rather
than higher taxes as the solution to budget shortfalls.
3) Only 31% chose higher taxes over cuts to government as the solution
to the nations problems.
As they say, "the devil is in the details".
Here's another poll I'm sure you won't bother taking a closer look at.The results are kind of interesting as well.
A new Gallup poll about the Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate in the Affordable Care Act shows some interesting conclusions.
1) 47% of respondents favor repeal of the Affordable Care Act while 44%
2) 87% of republicans favor repeal while 77% of democrats oppose repeal.
With Republicans holding their views more intensely than Democrats.
3) 45% thing passing the law was good, while 44% see it as bad. This has
been pretty constant since passage of the law.
4) 7 out of 10 said the law had no effect on them personally. 12% say it
helped, while 16% say it hurt them.
5) 34% don't expect the law to make much difference in their lives, 38%
expect it to make the situation worse while just 24% think it will
make things better.
6) Overwhelmingly 72% of respondents think the individual mandate is
unconstitutional to the 20% who think it's constitutional.
7) 94% of Republicans think the individual mandate is unconstitutional, 70%
of Independents think it's unconstitutional, while 56% of Democrats think
Given that, overwhelmingly, Democrats favor the Affordable Care Act while a 56% majority think the individual mandate which is central to the whole law, what does that say about Democrats in relation to the Constitution and Constitutionality?
But carry on with your nonsense!