Should taxes be raised on the rich?
If you only watched Fox News or listened to / read any conservative talking points, you'd probably think 75 percent of Americans are Tea Party activists who oppose all tax increases.
Now if you lived in the real world you'd know that for a long time now the majority of Americans have been in favor of raising taxes on the rich. Poll after poll after poll has been showing this, yet the Republicans continue to try to put this "class warfare" idea on the backs of Obama and the Democrats. All while claiming they have the majority on their side.
The Republicans may have some fooled, but not me...
January, 2011: Most Americans say tax rich to balance budget: poll | Reuters
April, 2011: Poll: Raise taxes on wealthy, leave Medicare, Medicaid alone - The Hill's On The MoneySixty-one percent of Americans polled would rather see taxes for the wealthy increased as a first step to tackling the deficit, the poll showed.
Sept, 2011 (Poll done in July, 2011): Obama deficit cuts popular in polls - Behind the Numbers - The Washington PostOn taxes, the poll reported that roughly two out of three registered voters 64 percent would be in favor of increasing taxes on annual income over $250,000.
Fully 72 percent of Americans supported raising taxes on those with incomes over $250,000 in the July Post-ABC survey.Sept, 2011: Should taxes on millionaires be boosted? CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com BlogsNationally, support for upper income tax hikes is much higher among Democrats (87 percent) and independents (73 percent) than among Republicans (54 percent).
According to a CNN/ORC International Poll conducted last month, 63 percent of the public said they were OK with any deficit reduction bill passed by Congress that included increased taxes on higher-income Americans and businesses, with 36 percent opposed to the idea.
Of course you can disagree with the idea that we should raise taxes on the rich... but you cannot claim that you have the majority on your side.