CBS Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax-Plan

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A recent poll conducted by CBS shows 53% Americans support extending the Bush-era tax breaks for those making less than $250,000 opposed to the 26% who support extending the tax breaks for everyone.

But we see where Republicans priorities really are and they aren’t with the middle class…just the top 2% of income earners.

Republicans have suggested they are unwilling to compromise on the issue, and most political observers expect Democrats to agree to extend all the cuts temporarily. In exchange, Republicans could give ground on other Democratic priorities, such as ratification of the START arms treaty with Russia or an extension of unemployment benefits, which expired on Tuesday.

Yep, sacrifice those who can’t get a job for those who make more than $250,000 a year.

Mr. Boehner, why don’t you cut the partisan “chicken crap” and listen to the will of the people.

CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan | CBS News

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4 thoughts on “CBS Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax-Plan

  1. Maybe you might want to call Mr. Boehner and remind him about the CBS poll. He seems to think he understands what the American people want, but he is very selective about which Americans he listens to. Obviously it isn’t the 53% who took the CBS poll saying they support tax cuts only for the people earning $250,000 or less and not the top 1% that would increase our deficit to $700 billion.

  2. If I understand the Republican position, they want to keep the tax rates where they are for everyone. While the Democrats want to play politics with them via class warfare and selectively decide who will keep the current tax rates. And just where does the middle class get their jobs? I realize that Democrats would like them dependent on the government for work. But the middle class get jobs from people making over $250,000 or more.

    It makes no sense to punish those risking money to go into business themselves and hire people if Democrats are just going to take more of what they’ve earned. Also, if a company does well and is not overburdened by taxes, it may reward it’s employees with an annual bonus and other perks throughout the year. The problem with spreading the wealth is that the Democrats will eventually run out of others people’s money, and in the end, they are really only spreading misery.

    • As we learned during Regan, trickle-down economics does not work. The tax breaks to the top 2% will not impact job creation or the economy in any way. The rich will get richer. Otherwise, we would have seen job growth in the past two years.

      Myself, I prefer a straight tax…everyone pays the same percentage regardless of income. So for instance if the tax is 10%, someone making $10,000 will pay $1000 in taxes and someone making $250,000 will pay $25,000 in taxes.

      Since that isn’t going to happen any time soon, I tend to agree with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates…tax the top 2%.

      And not all of the top 2% are business owners like Newt would have you think.

      • I am actually somewhat sympathetic to a flat tax. A graded tax scale is not fair. There is a lot of overtime in my industry and I do not like getting my overtime taxed at higher rates. The more I work, spend time away from my family, the higher my taxes go up for that pay period. An average check with no overtime I get taxed about 30 percent, somewhere between 20-30 but closer to 30. When I work overtime it hits nearly 50 percent. And I can only dream about making $250,000 a year. See, if Democrats truly gave a rip about the middle class and blue collar folks, they would want to reduce tax rates across the board, then overtime would not be taxed at such a ridiculous rate.

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