On tackling the deficit, voters by a margin of 2-to-1 support raising taxes on incomes above $250,000, with 64 percent in favor and 33 percent opposed.
Independents supported higher taxes on the wealthy by 63-34 percent; Democrats by 83-15 percent; and Republicans opposed by 43-54 percent.
That’s right — even 43 percent of Republicans support raising taxes on rich people. But because the Tea Party Republicans make loud noises, no one is brave enough to do it.
By the way, person-on-the-street reactions like this that piss me off:
“He’s got our country in the biggest debt that we can ever get in,” countered Jack Millwood, a retired insurance agent in Gaffney, S.C. “I just think he’s overspent on too much.”
He spent less — $122 billion less! — in his first year (2010) than Bush spent in his last year. But why would Jack Millwood know that? The press doesn’t talk about it, and the Democrats don’t brag about it. So Jack doesn’t know. It’s a goddamn shame.