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    AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    WASHINGTON When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.

    That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
    The House bill would impose a 5.4 percent income tax surcharge on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and households making more than $1 million.

    The poll tested views on an even more punitive taxation scheme that was under consideration earlier, when the tax would have hit people making more than $250,000 a year. Even at that level the poll showed majority support, with 57 percent in favor and 36 percent opposed.
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    Seems this poll finds that a majority no longer believe in equality. Or don't care as long as they get their way.
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    "Hey, who cares about the other guy so long as I get mine free."

    The mantra for the 22nd century.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Tax the rich... Kill the economy...

    Sounds like a democratic plan to me.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Looks like the AP forgot a few details in their story.

    From the JammieWearingFool blog:

    Of course what the Associated Press does not even mention in their story is probably the most relevant part: "In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reform plans being discussed in Congress? (IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE Is that strongly support/oppose or somewhat support/oppose?" To no surprise that's opposed by 43-41%. Eleven percent neither support or oppose and 4% "don't know."

    Also conveniently left out of their story is the response to whether people should be penalized if they do not buy the government-run health care: Sixty-four percent oppose. Why do you suppose that was left out?

    Also left out was of the respondents, 37% are unemployed or retired. No wonder they want someone to pick up the tab.

    Forty-two percent think the economy will get worse if this scam is shoved down our throats, while 28% think it will improve. Again, this is left out of the story.

    ..... Another question left out: "How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right – just about always, most of the time, or only some of the time?" A total of 24% said all or most of the time. And we're going to trust them?


    Amazing how a little context can change a story... Isn't it?

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Looks like the AP forgot a few details in their poll.

    From the JammieWearingFool blog:

    Of course what the Associated Press does not even mention in their story is probably the most relevant part: "In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reform plans being discussed in Congress? (IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE Is that strongly support/oppose or somewhat support/oppose?" To no surprise that's opposed by 43-41%. Eleven percent neither support or oppose and 4% "don't know."

    Also conveniently left out of their story is the response to whether people should be penalized if they do not buy the government-run health care: Sixty-four percent oppose. Why do you suppose that was left out?

    Also left out was of the respondents, 37% are unemployed or retired. No wonder they want someone to pick up the tab.

    Forty-two percent think the economy will get worse if this scam is shoved down our throats, while 28% think it will improve. Again, this is left out of the story.

    ..... Another question left out: "How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right just about always, most of the time, or only some of the time?" A total of 24% said all or most of the time. And we're going to trust them?


    Amazing how a little context can change a story... Isn't it?

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    How does that change a story about taxing the rich to pay for health care?
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    "Support this plan, and we'll stick it to the rich guy, so that -you- can have something for free!"

    Class warfare anyone?

    Can anyone tell me how someone that cannot buy their own health care has the right to have someone else be forced to provide it to him?

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    I won't mind at all if the tax on the rich goes through. I already have more money than I can keep track of.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    I think they should pay for it with a consumption tax. Make the poor pay.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    I won't mind at all if the tax on the rich goes through. I already have more money than I can keep track of.
    Another internet rich guy.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
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    Seems this poll finds that a majority no longer believe in equality. Or don't care as long as they get their way.
    i have no problem with this.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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