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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Most Americans Support Tax Increases To Reduce Deficit

We know that President Obama wants tax increases as part of the deficit reduction plan, and we know that Republican politicians vehemently do not want them. But what does the general public want?

Bruce Bartlett compiled data from 27 national polls conducted between November 2010 and Sept. 16, 2011. The results? A whopping average 64.5 percent of respondents said the budget deficit should be reduced through increasing taxes, and only 30 percent said they wanted all spending cuts and no tax increases.

So the Republican politicians who refuse any tax increases can claim a lot of things on this issue, but they certainly can’t claim they’re representing the people of the United States.

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  • kurt.lorentzen

    This just goes to show just how reasonable Americans are as a whole. Having our cake and eating it too doesn’t make any sense at all, and the either/or choice of cake/no-cake is equally nonsensical. Programs will have to be cut, far more than the left wants. But taxes will have to be increased no matter what the right says. We dug this hole and we’re going to have to sacrifice to get out of it.

  • Gladys Cuadra

    I am agree the millionaries and big Corporations special health providers should pay taxes, this are a profit organizations, they have cut jobs and the services to patients are poor. The republicans said increasing taxes will be less jobs; Corporations have a tax brake and the jobs are in China, India, etc; and here we are trying to find a job of any kind or any salarie to meet our responsibilities. Also if they do not like a tax increase cut the salaries, benefits and staff that the Congresman and ex-Presidents have, paid by tax payers; we have elected them to represent us no to represent or lobby for big Companies. President Obama is very honest and He is worry about the economy, He want to fix it and help the poor and
    middle class people creating jobs.

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