Re: Raise Taxes on the "Rich" = Less Gov't Revenue
posted at 12/4/2010 2:37 AM EST
In Response to Re: Raise Taxes on the "Rich" = Less Gov't Revenue
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Raise Taxes on the "Rich" = Less Gov't Revenue : Or it could be argued: The dems are holding up unemployment benefits for the neediest and using them as political pawns by refusing to extend the taxcuts that a majority of Americans support!!! How Christian of them.
Posted by sk8ter2008[/QUOTE]
You love to post lies.
Here are some polls for you that break down this very issue. I posted them in a previous thread, but that thread was deleted for some reason.
Washington (CNN) - As top Democrats and Republicans continue negotiations over extending the Bush-era tax cuts, a new national poll indicates that a slight majority of Americans are opposed to the wealthiest Americans receiving those cuts.
According to a www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/02/politics/main7111670.shtml">CBS News survey released Thursday evening, 53 percent of the public says that the cuts should be extended only for families making a combined income of less that $250,000 a year, with 26 percent saying the lower tax rates should be continued for all Americans, and 14 percent saying they should be allowed to expire at the end of the year.
The 26 percent in the CBS News poll who say that the cuts should be extended for all Americans is lower than the figures in other recent surveys.
Four in ten questioned in a www.gallup.com/poll/144989/Vast-Majority-Wants-Aspect-Bush-Tax-Cuts-Extended.aspx">USA Today/Gallup survey released Wednesday say that the cuts should be extended for all Americans, with 44 percent saying they support extending the tax breaks but setting limits on how much of wealthy Americans' income is eligible for the lower rates, and 13 percent saying the cuts should be allowed to expire at the end of the year.
An www.ap-gfkpoll.com/pdf/AP-CNBC%20Poll%20Topline1.pdf">Associated Press-CNBC poll released Tuesday indicates that half of those questioned wanted tax cuts to be extended only for families making under $250,000 a year, with 34 percent saying they should be extended for all Americans, and 14 percent calling for the cuts to sunset for everyone at the end of the year.
Forty-nine percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey conducted in the middle of November said the tax cuts should be extended for families making less than $250,000 a year, with another 15 percent saying the cuts should not be extended for anyone. That left 35 percent who favor an extension of the tax cuts for all Americans regardless of how much money they make.
Fact is, half of Americans feel they should be extended for families earning under 250,000. The tax cuts for the rich only have about 1/3 of the population's support.
So the GOP is holding unemployment benefits hostage in order to extort the tax cuts for the rich from the American people.
The very same tax cuts that were "rammed down our throats" in the first place with reconciliation. So they never really had any support outside the Senate Republicans anyway.