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Another Poll Says Most Want To Tax The Rich

From the Politico:

Battleground Poll: Hike taxes on rich

By JAMES HOHMANN | December 10, 2012

An American appetite for tax hikes gives President Barack Obama leverage in fiscal cliff negotiations.

This is yet another poll trying to keep up the relentless drumbeat for higher taxes on the rich. The lead gives it away: "An American appetite for tax hikes gives President Barack Obama leverage in fiscal cliff negotiations."

But all the poll really does is prove what a good job the media has done in dumbing down the public.

A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60 percent of respondents support raising taxes on households that earn more than $250,000 a year and 64 percent want to raise taxes on large corporations.

How many of those polled know that US corporations already pay the highest corporate tax rate in the world?

Even 39 percent of Republicans support raising taxes on households making more than $250,000. Independents favor such a move by 21 percentage points, 59 to 38 percent.

Only 38 percent buy the GOP argument that raising taxes on households earning over $250,000 per year will have a negative impact on the economy. Fifty-eight percent do not.

How can it not have an impact? But when the negative impact occurs, the news media won’t report it that way. So the great unwashed will never know.

“Democrats really have a winning issue here, and we should drive it hard,” said Celinda Lake, the Democratic pollster who helped conduct the bipartisan poll. “We’re in an era now where there’s a lot of cynicism about trickle-down economics.”

And when she says "cynicism" she means "ignorance," thanks to propagandists like herself.

But this really lets the cat out of the bag. The Left’s entire mission has been to discredit capitalism as ‘trickle down economics.’

According to the poll — taken from from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 — 69 percent of respondents oppose raising taxes on small businesses that earn more than $250,000 — a group that the GOP is trying to protect with its push to extend the Bush tax cuts

And yet half of the so-called rich who will be hit with this tax increase are small businesses.

Three in four voters want to “cut government spending across the board” …

And yet we aren’t told that this gives John Boehner "leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations." Why is that?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Another Poll Says Most Want To Tax The Rich”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    They came for the rich and I did nothing

    They came for the middle class and I did nothing

    They came for the poor and I did what they told me to do, because my Hand Outs came from Washington and there were no jobs left

  2. Tater Salad says:

    The term “Taxing the Rich” is a bogus statement. The liberal, democrats brought this wording into the main stream and the republicans fell for it and use it also.

    Taxing the Rich is a false term and should not be used at any time. If republicans want to use the taxing portion and who to include in this argument the term should be changed to “Taxing the Successful”. The Democrats will not have any way out and will drop this argument because they will look small and being “job killers”!

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