A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60 percent of respondents support raising taxes on households that earn more than $250,000 a year and 64 percent want to raise taxes on large corporations.
Even 39 percent of Republicans support raising taxes on households making more than $250,000. Independents favor such a move by 21 percentage points, 59 to 38 percent.
Only 38 percent buy the GOP argument that raising taxes on households earning over $250,000 per year will have a negative impact on the economy. Fifty-eight percent do not.
1. I am not in favor of raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000.
However, I am in favor of raising taxes on income in excess of $250,000.
There is a big difference.
And, one of the biggest republican successes is creating and sustaining the erroneous concept that the proposed tax increase would apply to the entire $250,000 once that threshold is exceeded, when in fact, it is proposed to tax only the amount over that number.