Tuesday, June 22, 2010

69% agree with Obama that we shouldn't raise taxes

to pay off the federal debt. Hey, that is what Obama said, no tax hikes on anyone making less than $250,000/year. He said it over and over and over again and that is why he was elected. So, as the Barackster said, elections have consequences. Get out your budget knife and start cutting Mr. President.

Yet while 83% of Republicans and 69% of voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties oppose higher taxes to lower the deficit, just 56% of Democrats agree. Twenty-six percent (26%) of those in the president’s party say they’re willing to pay more in taxes to help bring down the deficit.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans already believe the country is overtaxed, but 46% expect their taxes to go up under the Obama administration. Just 12% think they will go down.