Friday, April 22, 2011

Majority of Americans Support Raising Taxes on Incomes over $250,000

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a strong majority (78%) of Amercians oppose cutting Medicare. Moreover, a majority (56%) of Americans polled oppose cutting military spending. Conversely, a significant majority (72%) of Americans apparently support raising taxes on incomes over $250,000.


Medicare and military spending are apparently popular programs amongst Americans, while raising taxes for those earning over $250,000 appears acceptable, at least according to this poll.

Source: Cohen, J & Balz, D (2011, April 20), Poll Shows Americans Oppose Entitlement Cuts to Deal With Debt Problem, Washington Post.

2 comments:

Dr William J McKibbin said...

Robert Reich makes a good point about where Americans stand on entitlement spending -- let's face it, Americans are not "undecided" about how they feel -- more at:

http://robertreich.org/post/4810720801

Lori said...

The vote will always be to the affirmative when the question is spending OTHERS cash.

On top of that, a man receiving charity always hates his benefactor. It's a fixed characteristic of human nature.

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