64% Say Tax the Rich!

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    A national McClatchy-Marist poll shows a 64% to 33% spread in favor of increasing taxes on incomes above $250,000 instead of slashing Medicare and Medicaid.

    "At the same time, they say that the government should not raise the legal debt ceiling, which the government must do soon to borrow more money, despite warnings that failing to do so would force the government into default, credit markets into turmoil and the economy into a tailspin."

    "By 69-24 percent, voters oppose raising the legal ceiling for debt. That includes Democrats, who oppose it by 53-36 percent, independents, who oppose it by 74-22 percent, and Republicans, who oppose it by 79-16 percent."

    Views on cutting defense spending are more mixed. While voters oppose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid by 80-18 percent only 44% support cutting the Pentagon with 54% opposed.

    "Other findings:

    * Only 44 percent of voters approve of Obama's job performance, while 49 percent disapprove. That was down from 48 percent approval in January, and marked the 17th straight month that his approval has been below 50 percent;
    * Only 34 percent of voters approve, and 61 percent disapprove, of the way he's handling the budget deficit, projected to total about $1.6 trillion this year;
    * Only 30 percent approve of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job, while 63 percent disapprove."

    Poll: Best Way to Fight Deficits: Raise Taxes on the Rich | Common Dreams
     
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    What a bunch of scummy people who would voted for this. not that I believe anything the McClatchy polls.

    class warfare at it's finest.

    must of been all Liberals.:lol:
     
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    I'm shocked, totally shocked I tell you, that you can find a poll where people agree that raising taxes on someone else is OK.
     
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    Would you agree with this?

    "Underlying it all, Americans are in a pessimistic mood. Fewer than one in three — 32 percent of registered voters — think the country's headed in the right direction, while 63 percent think it's headed in the wrong direction.

    "Among all adults, including non-voters, the tally is 31-64 percent, the poorest since November 2007 at the onset of the Great Recession.

    "'We're going through a period of partisan bickering in Washington, lots of posturing and an economy that has not taken hold the way people want,' said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the poll."

    "METHODOLOGY

    "This survey of 1,274 adults was conducted on April 10-14. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the continental United States were interviewed by telephone. Telephone numbers were selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the nation. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. To increase coverage, this land-line sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of cell phone numbers. The two samples were then combined.

    "Results are statistically significant within �3.0 percentage points. There are 1,084 registered voters. The results for this subset are statistically significant within �3.0 percentage points.

    "There are 551 registered voters who completed the survey before President Obama's April 13th speech and 470 registered voters who completed the survey after his speech. The results for these subsets are statistically significant within �4.5 percentage points. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations."

    Poll: Best Way to Fight Deficits: Raise Taxes on the Rich | Common Dreams
     
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    Would you be REALLY shocked if the government does not raise the debt ceiling?

    "By 69-24 percent, voters oppose raising the legal ceiling for debt."

    Poll: Best Way to Fight Deficits: Raise Taxes on the Rich | Common Dreams
     
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    If it's class warfare to increase taxes on billionaires, was it not also class warefare when their taxes were reduced?

    I guess my question here is this..

    Aren't all tax laws basically a form of class warfare?

    Every one seem effects different classes differently, true?
     
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    That shows me that voters have no real idea what the debt ceiling is. Its also proof that just because something is popular doesnt mean it is right.

    The line from Dumbledore sums it up pretty good, "Soon we will all have a choice between what is right, and what is easy. "
     
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    Just to keep it real in here........"Common Dreams" is a hyper-left partisan website frequently referenced by hard left k00ks. Might as well be posting up a link from the DailyKos.:boobies::boobies::D

    Only dolts think you solve the debt problem simply by taxing the wealthy. You'd still have an uber debt problem.

    The motivation by the class warfare nutballs is always the same: jealousy, misery, inability to accept responsibility for personal decision fcukk ups., etc..........its always about fcukking the successful guys for these types, no matter what the cost. Virtually ALL economists concur: You go progressive with taxes now, its madness given the fragile ecomomy.
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHAA!

    A poll from Common Dreams????

    Are you aware that Common Dreams is a COMMUNIST WEBSITE??????????

    Are you aware you discredit yourself AUTOMATICALLY when you use Common Dreams as a source??????

    You might as well channel the old Soviet Union.

    Too funny!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Any time you have a poll of "adults" it's immediately suspect.

    When they don't tell you how many Democrats vs. Republicans vs. Independents are in that poll, IT BECOMES EVEN MORE SUSPECT.

    A good poll will be ONLY of LIKELY VOTERS, and will tell you the sampling.

    Further, phone polls are become more and more inaccurate since MOSTLY THE VERY OLD still have land lines. Younger voters usually don't even have land lines LIKE MY FAMILY.

    The website for your poll, the sampling of your poll . .

    Yeah, it's just another example of how liberals will believe ANYTHING as long as it tells them what they want to hear.

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     

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