People Support Higher Taxes to Reduce the Deficit by a 2-to-1 Margin

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  1. Toro
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    To see the polls, click the link.

    People Support Higher Taxes to Reduce the Deficit by a 2-to-1 Margin | Capital Gains and Games

    And from Quinnipiac

    National (US) Poll * July 14, 2011 * President Is Best Of The Worst - Quinnipiac University – Hamden, Connecticut
     
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    Don't know where you got your facts about people supporting higher taxes. No "people" around where I live are in favor of higher taxes. They are in favor of less government spending though...
     
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    Most people support tax increases because in their real world if one has to choose between not feeding the children and not putting gas in the car, a third choice of increasing your income becomes the real solution.
     
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    I don't see why the Bush cuts weren't allowed to expire. When you put a sunset on something then stick to it.
     
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    I got the facts from a website which posted many polls conducted over the past half year. It links all the polls. You can click on the links in all of them.
     
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    We as a free country are doomed.

    To many people on the government tit now and will vote against those of us WHO PAY TAXES..

    very sad
     
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    It is never wise to paint yourself into a corner with absolutes.
    The Republicans did this with the "no new taxes".
    The Democrats have done this with "no touching entitlements".

    And because of this...the problem is about to be kicked down the road again.
    BOTH PARTIES are failing us - again.
     
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    Damn straight.
     
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    For the sake of argument, I'm going to presume that your stats are correct despite doubting them. Even if that many people supported raising taxes to fix the deficit, raising taxes wouldn't fix the deficit. It would merely slow the economy and we would see even less revenue than we have before
     
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    Cutting spending will also slow the economy. But that's all beside the point.

    This shows that the Republicans are on the wrong side of this issue with the American people because their Tea Party base is fanatical and religious about the tax issue. So the GOP is in a box.

    But if you read through those polls, they generally say that people want more spending cuts than tax increases to address the deficit. They just don't think that it should come entirely from spending cuts.
     
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