Poll Shows Americans Believe Budget Should Be Balanced By Tax Hikes On The Rich

Posted by | January 3, 2011 09:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

A 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll indicates tax hikes on the rich is the best way to balance the budget according to most Americans.

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

By contrast, 20 percent of respondents preferred cuts to defense spending as the first option, while four percent said that cutting Medicare would be the best way to start cutting the deficit. Three percent said they preferred cutting Social Security.

For two years we’ve heard from Republicans that Democrats don’t listen to the American people. Will the newly-empowered Republicans do that?

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