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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:19 PM

On day of Mitt Romney's tax release, poll finds widespread support for raising taxes on the 1%

On day of Mitt Romney's tax release, poll finds widespread support for raising taxes on the 1%

by Laura Clawson

Among the 99.9 percent of us who don't get more than $20 million a year without working and have Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts, the idea that people in the 0.1 percent, like Mitt Romney, should pay more than 14 percent taxes is pretty popular, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds:

A little more than half say the tax rate they pay is about right, while about 4 in 10 say they pay more than their fair share. Nearly 7 in 10 Democrats say wealthy Americans pay less than their fair share in taxes, while Republicans are divided.

About 4 in 10 Republicans say that the rich pay less than their fair share, and about the same number say the amount wealthy people pay is about right. Nearly 2 in 10 Republicans say the rich pay more than their fair share.

And 58 percent of independents also say the rich are not contributing their fair share to the nationís coffers.

The Times highlights the partisan divide, but when you have nearly 7 in 10 Democrats, nearly 6 in 10 independents, and about 4 in 10 Republicans agreeing on something, I'd call it a position with significant bipartisan support. Additionally, about half the people surveyed thought that capital gains and dividends should be taxed the same as work, instead of at the much lower rate that allows non-working people like Mitt Romney to pay such low tax rates.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/24/1057976/-On-day-of-Mitt-Romneys-tax-release,-poll-finds-widespread-support-for-raising-taxes-on-the-1



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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:41 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

2. too bad obama turned that down by allowing bush cuts to continue nt

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:37 PM

3. There's still time to end it. n/t

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:40 PM

4. K&R

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