4/23/2011

Is Obama winning the class warfare debate?

Possibly Obama's rhetoric about tax cuts for "millionaires and billionaires" is working. It is pretty irresponsible, but it might be working.

Two new polls suggest there is broad support for raising taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year, and all in the name of deficit reduction.

Heck, even a majority of Republicans want the rich to pay more.

A full 72% of adults approve of increasing federal taxes on households making more than $250,000 starting in 2013, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Fifty-five percent of Republicans want the tax hike, along with 74% of independents and 83% of Democrats.

In case you need more convincing, an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday asked a similar question. The results: Seventy-two percent of respondents want to raise taxes on the rich to help reduce the deficit, with a similar breakdown by political party. . . .

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OpenID DougHuffman said...

Of course we have lost the battle and Obowma has won "the class warfare debate." The demos(Greek), the vulgar and common folk, have learned this lesson, if no other, well, that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. In effect bribing themselves to ensure the continuation of their party, the Democrat party of destruction.

Good people ought to be armed as they will, with wits and Guns and the Truth. Retire. Strike! Atlas is shrugging.

4/23/2011 7:21 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

Americans agree? The rich should pay higher taxes? Not in New York. Governor Cuomo II stopped an extension of the millionaire's tax. I suppose his millionaire significant other had some significant input on that.
He'd rather put low paid state workers out of their jobs, and wreck the lives of them and their families, than extend the millionaire's tax until the economy improves.
Like a third world country, New York has the worst disparity in income between the rich and poor of all the states. Cuomo has worked to keep it that way.
It's one thing to ideologically support the idea of a free market, but when it comes down to the practical question of a little more tax on millionaires vs. throwing low paid people onto the street in a bad economy, humanity demands a more humane response.
Capitalism should not make itself the best argument for communism, but I didn't see any millionaires volunteering to continue paying that tax so that people who are just getting by could keep their livelihoods.

4/23/2011 7:23 AM  

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