19 Different Polls Show That Americans Support Tax Increases To Cut Deficit

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    Despite what the GOP keeps telling us, Bruce Bartlett has compiled a list of 19 different polls taken since January that demonstrate that Americans support increasing taxes in order to reduce the deficit and inequality. Americans may not love tax increases, but they understand their necessity for deficit reduction.

    In the June 9 ABC News poll 61% of Americans believe higher taxes will be necessary to reduce the deficit, and 57% of those polled said that deficit reduction should include both tax increases and spending cuts.

    A Pew poll found that more people blame the nation’s involvement in wars than tax cuts or spending for the deficit. The poll also found wide support for increasing taxes, as 67% said the more high earners income should be subject to being taxed for Social Security, and 66% support raising taxes on incomes over $250,000, and 62% support closing corporate tax loopholes.

    A Bloomberg poll taken in May found that only 33% of those surveyed thought that it would be possible to lower the deficit without raising taxes, 64% expressed the belief that it isn’t possible to lower the deficit without raising taxes.

    An April CBS News/NY Times poll showed that 72% of people favored raising taxes on the wealthy in order to reduce the deficit. A March NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 81% of those surveyed would support a tax on millionaires that would be used for deficit reduction, and 68% supported eliminating the Bush tax cuts on those who make over $250,000.
     
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    This isn't meant to offend anybody, but the average citizen doesn't know anything about Macroeconomics.

    The ones who think their experts because they watch cable news and read articles online are almost more ignorant than those who choose not to pay attention at all. (Disinformation vs. No Information)

    The wealthiest 1% of Americans pay over 37% of the income tax; The bottom 50%, those who make below the median income level, only pay 3% of the total taxes. (ww.american. com/archive/2007)

    The bottom line is that the average person really doesn’t know what’s best for him, and the only reason the people who run those polls want to know what we think at all is so they can take advantage of us. The more docile the flock, the better.

    The only thing that is going to fix our fiscal problems is a new structure of monetary exchange. The dollar will be dead soon enough, and the Amero of the Union of North America will be there to take its place.

    We will soon be ditching our currency and all the debt attached to it. Unfortunately (and the people in power have known this for a very long time) it’s the only way to fix things.
     
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    WE will be ditching out debts, will we?

    I rather doubt that WE will do that.

    The debts YOU owe YOU will continue to owe even IF the dollar goes down.

    You can take that bit of futuristic prgnostication to the bank, amigo.
     
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    It just goes to show that the average voter knows more about reducing the deficit than the GOP. Anyone who thinks we can simply cut our way out of the deficit must be living on the moon.

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    It's sounding a little-more like all o' this should have been named Schizonomics.

    :eusa_whistle:

     
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    Let me guess.....they only polled people in the ghetto.
     
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    We need to cut spending first, then...after we've cut all that can be cut...we can talk about raising taxes.
     
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    And yet when it comes time to VOTE, not participiate in skewed polls, voters choose the guy promising LOWER TAXES.

    Thread fail!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The question is how many people in the poll support raising taxes on ONLY someone else?
     
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    Yup. And the fact that the op also added in "reducing inequality" as part of the reason means that the poll asked middle class people about raising taxes on the rich, and not just raising taxes in general, hence the outcome.

    I have no problem raising the individual tax rate for the rich, but only after we've cut all we can.
     

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