Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Budget short takes:
The people know what to do


Before politicians start pushing complicated solutions to the federal government's long term deficit, they need to pay a little attention to the majority of citizens.

Increased taxes on high earners should be the first step toward balancing the federal budget, a new poll suggested Monday.

Raising taxes on the rich beats out cuts to defense spending, Medicare and Social Security as U.S. adults' top preference on how to close the deficit, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.

Sixty-one percent of Americans said that increasing taxes to the wealthy should be the first step toward balancing the budget.

The Hill, January 3, 2011

Now that's simple, isn't it?

Oh, this isn't a democracy? Tell that to your sainted Founders when you are reading the Constitution in the first session of the House of Representatives.

2 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Unforrtunately, most of the bozos in the House and Senate have forgotten "of the people, by the people and for the people."

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of Middle East,etc. victims of US imperial aggression since 2001 who would, however, regard the failure of working class Americans to peg reduction in humongous overspent war funds as more evidence of insular arrogance on the part OF Usains.

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