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AP Begs Dems To Extend Tax Cuts On ‘Rich’

Suddenly we are getting a very different tune from the Associated Press:

AP-GfK Poll: Nearly half oppose tax hikes for rich

By Alan Fram, Associated Press Writer
September 16, 2010

WASHINGTON – Almost half the country opposes tax increases for the richest Americans, according to a poll suggesting that congressional Democrats are taking some risk by backing President Barack Obama’s plan to boost levies [sic] on the wealthy.

Less than 50 days from elections that Republicans hope will hand them control of Congress, The Associated Press-GfK Poll is stuffed with encouraging signs for the GOP. Huge majorities call the economy sickly and say Congress is doing its job badly.

By a 46 percent to 41 percent margin, people want Republicans steering the economy — the first GOP edge on that runaway No. 1 concern of voters in the AP-GfK poll.

Obviously, this last number is the poll result that has put the AP in a tizzy. Just imagine, the voters want to give the car keys back to the Republicans, after all.

And while Americans are evenly split over whether they prefer their district’s Democratic or GOP congressional candidate, those likeliest to vote tilt toward the Republicans, 53 percent to 43 percent

And the AP is trying their best to wake up the DNC before it is too late.

The survey showed that by 54 percent to 44 percent, most people support raising taxes on the highest earners, an issue that Obama and other top Democrats have thought could define their campaign-season differences with Republicans

Notice that the actual poll itself is not at all the way the AP is telling it. After all, the headline could have read: ‘Most Want Tax Hikes For Rich – By 10 Pt Margin.’

But the AP knows their polls wildly oversample Democrats. And even they must realize that in reality most people probably oppose tax hikes on the people who drive our economy.

Yet many Democrats seem wary, so close to Election Day, of provoking the 44 percent who say the reductions should include the wealthy

Again, it is clear that the AP is begging their Democrat masters to extend the Bush tax cuts across the board.

The real poll numbers must be tremendously grim for their side.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP Begs Dems To Extend Tax Cuts On ‘Rich’”

  1. untrainable says:

    Libs keep calling them tax cuts. What we’re talking about is keeping the current tax levels. Oblamer keeps saying these “cuts” will cost 700 billion dollars. They’re going to cost the PEOPLE 700 billion dollars in INCREASED payments to the GOVERNMENT. And for what? Another stimulus throwaway to the unions? Another infrastructure stimulus which will do nothing for the economy as a whole (except make a nice investment in signs that say “government money helping out by buying left handed shovels for this digging a giant hole project”)? More bailouts for unfunded union liabilities? More cash for clunkers? More government SPENDING?

    We need to not only make these “cuts” forever, we need MORE CUTS. Cuts in our taxes and serious cuts on government spending. Making the argument about whether or not to extend cuts is a ploy to keep our attention off of where all this extra money we’ll be forced to give to the government will be going. We need to start asking the right questions. Stop letting the libs and the media push the discussion away from what we really need to be talking about.

  2. Petronius says:

    The essential first step to economic recovery is to straighten out our thinking.

    This means that we as a nation bury class warfare once and for all.

    We need to return to our founding ethos of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Return to the vision of America as the land of opportunity and economic freedom, of support for private property, free enterprise, individualism, self-reliance, self-responsibility, and the right to the fruits of one’s own labor.

    All else follows from that first step.

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