Usually, when pollsters ask the American people if the rich should pay more in taxes--the answer is yes. However, the Hill asked a far more important question--what rate should the rich be paying?
Of those who answered:
- 80% think taxes on the rich should be lower than they are today.
- 94% think taxes on the rich should be lower than what Obama says he wants to raise them to.
- 98% think taxes on the rich should be lower than what Obama will actually allow them to be.
If that's true, why do people always say they want the rich to pay more? Essentially--Americans have no idea what tax rate the rich are paying. So, they're just guessing on what they feel. When they know the facts, they think those rates are obscene. Republicans, independents, and democrats agree. It's a consensus!
The media has been so successful vilifying the rich, that the American people find themselves strongly disagreeing with...themselves. Nice work media!