And yet we’re told that the “Tea Party” somehow speaks for the majority.
This is further evidence that that movement is a fringe phenomenon, which
would dry up and blow away if it (a) didn’t have certain billionaires covertly
subsidizing it, and (b) weren’t hyped daily by the corporate press.
Let’s see how much coverage this poll gets. Since it rather starkly contradicts the
media myth that the Tea Party is a booming grass-roots movement, it’s likely
not to get much press at all. (Of course, I hope I’m wrong.)
Most Americans say tax rich to balance budget: poll
NEW YORK – Most Americans think the United States should raise taxes for the rich to balance
the budget, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll released on Monday.
President Barack Obama last month signed into law a two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for millions of Americans, including the wealthiest, in a compromise with Republicans.
Republicans, who this week take control of the House of Representatives, want to extend all Bush-era tax cuts “permanently” for the middle class and wealthier Americans. They are also demanding spending cuts to curb the $1.3 trillion deficit.