says 'Tax the rich'
61% say that's best to deduce deficit
Americans of all income levels
overwhelmingly favor raising taxes on the rich over
any other method available to reduce the budget deficit, a new poll has
According to a survey conducted for Vanity Fair and CBS, 61 percent
increasing taxes on the wealthy as the first step to balancing the
Only 20 percent chose the second-most popular option -- cutting defense
Cutting Medicare and Social Security -- the other two options -- got
and three percent support, respectively.
Even among the relatively wealthy -- those earning above $100,000 -- 46
said they wanted to see tax hikes on the wealthy before any other steps
The poll suggests Republicans may find themselves taking an unpopular
when they challenge President Obama and the Democrats on the issue of
the debt ceiling, as they have vowed to do.
Who says Obama and the GOP are on different sides of this
Obama decided to join the GOP's gifting the super-rich for no reason
when polls showed only 29% wanted things done that way.
From past indicators, Obama will go with whatever Bitch & Boner want
and if his base says anything, he'll insult them and talk down to them.
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