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Obama: 80% Of American People Want Higher Taxes As Part Of Deal

"The American people are sold," President Obama said.

"The American people are sold, I just want to repeat that."

"You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren't sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/07/15/obama_80_of_the_american_people_want_higher_taxes.html

This so can not be true??????

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mrssundin

Asked by mrssundin at 10:05 PM on Jul. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sorry, too late

    http://www.cafemom.com/answers/916909/Obama_says_that_80_of_Americans_want_an_increase_in_their_taxes_Do_you_agree
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:06 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • Girl, you know how they like to use that fuzzy Math, lol...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 10:09 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • Is he sure he poled the USA? And if he did I hope someone told him that you have to be 18yrs. to vote & count for anything .This man ,Obama ,is a real piece of art I'm just not sure what kind ?
    wvblj

    Answer by wvblj at 10:10 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • According to a poll mentioned on CNN yesteday , 67% of Americans support higher taxes for the rich and corporate and less than 30% favor the republican position .

    Not surprising when hedge fund managers pay only 15% tax on their $ mulit-million profits - Paulsen made $ 3 billion betting against the housing market in the lead-up to the crash . Tell that to people who have lost their homes .

    Not fuzzy math Wanda , just poll results Which you don't like when they reflect something you don't want to hear .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 10:32 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • Maybe his writer dropped in an extra zero after the 8 by accident. Cut spending. That's what I support. Between property tax, income tax, sales tax, payroll tax, social seurity taxes, at least 50-60% of our hard-earned money goes to gov't, yet we still can't get decent healthcare and pot hole-free road and send our children to college without going close to bankrupt, oh and social security won't be there when I retire. I am tired of Obama saying raise taxes, it's not our little poeple's fuxking fault why we have $14 trillion debt. Think about the waste in the gov't, the bail-out, the wars we didn't have to get into...it disgusts me!! How about holding some people accountable for their greed, thoughtless, selfish, unethical actions?
    Olivia4116

    Answer by Olivia4116 at 10:35 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • what an idiot.. !!
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:42 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • not you OP.. lol.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:43 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • Not fuzzy math Wanda , just poll results Which you don't like when they reflect something you don't want to hear.  Answer by janet116


    80% is certainly fuzzy Math, your comment says that is was 67% on CNN, yesterday...


    Today:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/july_2011/55_oppose_tax_hike_in_debt_ceiling_deal


    "55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal"  "Just 34% think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% disagree and say it should not."

    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 10:44 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • I think he has problems with his reading comprehension. He should have said 82% of the GOP are against it, not in favor of it.

    From the Rasmussen poll: There is a huge partisan divide on the question. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats want a tax hike in the deal while 82% of Republicans do not. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, 35% favor a tax hike and 51% are opposed.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 10:48 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

  • Not surprising when hedge fund managers pay only 15% tax on their $ mulit-million profits - Paulsen made $ 3 billion betting against the housing market in the lead-up to the crash . Tell that to people who have lost their homes .

    So you condemn Paulson, yet support Soros? The man who is a convicted felon in France for insider trading, hedging against the The Euro, collapsing the bank of England
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:47 PM on Jul. 15, 2011

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