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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.

Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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