AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

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    I wonder if the AP asked the people being Polled if they Knew who Paid the LIONS Share of the Federal Income Tax as it is now?...

    AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    By ERICA WERNER
    Associated Press Writer Nov 17, 7:45 AM EST
    News from the Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.

    That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

    The poll found participants sour on other ways of paying for the health overhaul that is being considered in Congress, including taxing insurers on high-value coverage packages derided by President Barack Obama and Democrats as "Cadillac plans."

    That approach is being weighed in the Senate. It is one of the few proposals in any congressional legislation that analysts say would help reduce the nation's health expenditures, but it has come under fire from organized labor and has little support in the House.

    Lawmakers also are looking at levying new taxes on insurance companies, drug companies and medical device makers. But the only approach that got majority support in the AP poll was a tax on upper-income Americans.

    The House bill would impose a 5.4 percent income tax surcharge on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and households making more than $1 million.

    The poll tested views on an even more punitive taxation scheme that was under consideration earlier, when the tax would have hit people making more than $250,000 a year. Even at that level the poll showed majority support, with 57 percent in favor and 36 percent opposed.

    "You know, I mean, why not? If they have that much money, it should be taxed," said Mary Pat Rondthaler, 60, of Menlo Park, Calif. "It isn't the same way that the guy making $21,000 is."

    Not everyone agreed.

    "They earn their money. And they shouldn't have to pay for somebody else. It doesn't seem fair," said Emerson Wilkins, 62, of Powder Springs, Ga.

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    And there you have it... The DemocRAT Obama Voter, Mary Pat, who probably doesn't Know how much the Upper 5% Pay in Income Taxes already, and then you have what one would Assume to be a Conservative or a Libertarian asking the Obvious Question...

    One that should be Followed-up by another Question...

    Can the Rich in the US Foot the Bill for everyone else on Healtcare?

    I'd like to see the Numbers on that.

    And then where does it Stop?...

    We Know where it Stops.

    Shared Misery, and NO "Hope" of EVER Excelling in this REPUBLIC, if these Marxists had their way.

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    They may as well include the option "someone other than me" when asking who should pay for health reform. I bet it would win hands down in any poll.
     
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    :clap2::clap2::clap2:

    That was the Question... Just in the Wink-Nod to the Party's Constituency way... ;)

    "That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats"... Who the AP Obviously Supports, Election after Election after Election... ;)

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    When you give a majority of persons the ability to vilify a group AND to make them pay for something that you might see the services from... in general, the populous will not go against such a thing... and because of such tyranny from the masses, we have a Constitution to protect us against such actions... unfortunately for us, the government has shit all over the Constitution for many years now
     
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    speaking of villify isn't it interesting to put the villified in a bunch so we can actually look at them,, you will learn a lot about liberals


    Villify

    Republican Part
    Michael Steele
    Sarah Palin
    John Bohenor
    Mitch McConnell
    Rush Limbaugh
    Glen Beck
    Tea Party Goers
    AIG executives
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    and now
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    and FOX new



    did I miss anybody?
     
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    That Old "Living, Breathing" thang?... Hell, it's Barely Alive!...

    Get back in Line, Peasant!

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    I LOVE how the AP seems Shocked that 57% of People say Tax the Guy with More Money... Normally they would Decry this type of Shameless Populism, but of course it's not Glenn Beck saying it, so...

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    Because who are "the Rich" gonna Pass it on to?... There's ONE thing for Sure, that is yet MORE Money that won't Find it's way back into Stimulating the Economy after you Take it from those who Earn it to Pay for those who didn't... Just sayin'!

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    WASHINGTON — When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.

    That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

    The poll found participants sour on other ways of paying for the health overhaul that is being considered in Congress, including taxing insurers on high-value coverage packages derided by President Barack Obama and Democrats as "Cadillac plans."

    That approach is being weighed in the Senate. It is one of the few proposals in any congressional legislation that analysts say would help reduce the nation's health expenditures, but it has come under fire from organized labor and has little support in the House.

    Lawmakers also are looking at levying new taxes on insurance companies, drug companies and medical device makers. But the only approach that got majority support in the AP poll was a tax on upper-income Americans.

    The House bill would impose a 5.4 percent income tax surcharge on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and households making more than $1 million.

    The Associated Press: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill
     
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    Sounds like a plan to me.
     

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