Afterall, the majority of people in the U.S. (as a whole) do not want gay marriage legalized. The majority of people in the U.S. may not want abortion to be legal in the future. You get the point. Just because most people want something, doesn't mean it's right nor does it mean we should do it.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans break into two roughly evenly matched camps on the question of whether the government should enact heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth in the U.S. Forty-seven percent believe the government should redistribute wealth in this way, while 49% disagree, similar to views Gallup found four years ago.
Republicans and Democrats have sharply different reactions to the government's taking such an active role in equalizing economic outcomes. Seven in 10 Democrats believe the government should levy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth, while an equal proportion of Republicans believe it should not. The slight majority of independents oppose this policy.
The question also provokes different reactions from men compared with women, whites vs. nonwhites, and upper-income vs. lower-income Americans. Consistent with their more Democratic political orientation, women, nonwhites, and lower-income adults are all more supportive than their counterparts of government redistribution of wealth via taxes.
While a solid majority of Americans, 57%, believe money and wealth in the U.S. should be more evenly distributed among the people, fewer than half favor using the federal tax code to do so. The fault line in these views is distinctly partisan, with most Democrats championing redistribution and most Republicans opposing it.
However, these are philosophical views. In practical terms, as government programs and budgets sink in red ink, unions and Democratic leaders at the federal level and in the states are calling for higher taxes on wealthy Americans specifically to help restore fiscal balance and stabilize entitlement programs. Gallup polling last year found two-thirds of Americans in favor of the wealthy paying higher Social Security taxes as a way to help keep that system solvent. Clearly, these attitudes are complex, and support for "taxing the rich" can run higher if framed in the context of specific benefits. Underneath it all, Americans are not "anti-rich," because most believe the country has either the right amount of or too few rich people.....snip~
Americans Divided on Taxing the Rich to Redistribute Wealth
Last edited by MMC; 12-06-12 at 10:14 AM.
Still the MSM is a major part of the problem now. Since they are laid and played for the same bed. Therein lies part of the Solution tho. Purging the MSM and going after the Aristocrats.
I remembers the Old Westerns. Movies and Books. They all had a common theme when it came to dealing with what the Town didn't like. They ran "em" out of Town. I think it still works!
I don't think the blame can fall on the media, because afterall, if they didn't have a market (i.e. support from people) they wouldn't be there. I'm talking about ABC, NBC, Fox NEws, etc. Not like PBS.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)