The Majority of Americans Want to Raise Taxes on the Rich, So What Gives?
Elected officials are usually voted in to represent and defend the needs of their constituents. So why do Republicans in Congress oppose Obama’s plan to raise investment taxes on the rich when, according to a recent poll, two-thirds of Americans think the wealthy aren’t paying enough in taxes?
Associated Press via Yahoo News:
The rich aren’t taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they’re too high as well.
Those are the results of an Associated Press-GfK poll that found that most people in the United States support President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise investment taxes on high-income families.
The findings echo the populist messages of two liberal senators — Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont — being courted by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party to run for president in 2016. The results also add weight to Obama’s new push to raise taxes on the rich and use some of the revenue to lower taxes on the middle class.
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