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    Poll: Majority Want Tax Increase for Wealthy and Deep Spending Cuts

    New CNN Poll: Majority want tax increase for wealthy and deep spending cuts
    By: CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) - Most Americans want a special congressional committee tasked with drafting a long-term solution to the nation's mounting federal deficits to include tax hikes for the wealthy and businesses and deep cuts in domestic spending, according to a new national survey.
    A CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday also indicates that the public doesn't want the super committee to propose major changes to Social Security and Medicare or increase taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans.
    Read full results (PDF).

    Under the debt ceiling deal passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last week, a panel of 12 legislators - six Democrats and six Republicans, equally divided between the House and Senate - will be created to try to work out $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction after an initial round of more than $900 billion in spending cuts.
    If the committee fails to reach agreement or Congress fails to pass whatever package it recommends, a trigger mechanism will enact further across-the-board cuts in government spending, including for the military.
    According to the poll, 63 percent say the super committee should call for increased taxes on higher-income Americans and businesses, with 36 percent disagreeing. And by a 57 to 40 percent margin they say the committee's deficit reduction proposal should include major cuts in domestic spending.
    But cuts in defense spending get a mixed review: Forty-seven percent would like the committee to include major cuts in military spending, with 53 percent saying no to such cuts.

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    "while nearly nine in 10 don't want any increase in taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans."

    Ho, including me!!!! In fact, a reduction would be appropriate!!

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    From what you've said you oppose tax hikes on the wealhy. If that's the case your basically aligned with the Tea Party and opposed to what most Americans (incuding me) want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havakasha View Post
    From what you've said you oppose tax hikes on the wealhy. If that's the case your basically aligned with the Tea Party and opposed to what most Americans (incuding me) want.
    "while nearly nine in 10 don't want any increase in taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans."

    I guess 9/10 of us are tea partiers.

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    Tea partiers dont want any rise in taxes on the wealthy. Just like you.
    Thats what THIS thread was about. Lol.

    Obama has reduced taxes on middle class and has no intention of doing so in the future.

    Straw dogs are your forte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havakasha View Post
    Tea partiers dont want any rise in taxes on the wealthy. Just like you.
    Thats what THIS thread was about. Lol.

    Obama has reduced taxes on middle class and has no intention of doing so in the future.

    Straw dogs are your forte.
    I've said it a hundred times - I don't care about taxing the rich. Go right ahead. I don't want to pay any more thank you, and I will. We've gone over that.

    I do have a problem with those who say "tax the rich". Minding your own business is a core belief of mine. Looking at the financial affairs of others an making judgement as if you have some moral authority is, well, immoral. It reeks of greed, avorice and jealousy. To me, you judging others, looking at them and wanting them to pay more is just dreadfully wrong.

    Secondly, it's demogoguery plain and simple. The liberal left uses this to piss off the sheeple and get their votes. That's as convoluted as they come.

    I am glad you understand that middle class taxes will go up under Obama lol.

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