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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:14 AM

Poll: Republicans think anti-tax pledge is bad idea

Source: Washington Post

A large majority of registered voters, including 77 percent of Republicans, say itís a bad idea for members of Congress to sign a pledge to never raise taxes on the wealthy, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Overall, 85 percent of voters said itís a bad idea to sign a pledge to an anti-tax group opposing taxes on corporations or the wealthy under any circumstance.

Itís worth noting that the actual pledge that most Republican members of Congress have signed is a ban on all tax increases; it does not single out the wealthy as Quinnipiac did.

In general, 65 percent of respondents supported higher tax rates for those earning more than $250,000 per year. Sixty-seven percent opposed eliminating the home mortgage interest tax deduction, and 70 percent oppose Medicaid funding cuts. Opinion on gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age is more evenly split; 51 percent oppose.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/06/poll-republicans-think-anti-tax-pledge-is-bad-idea/

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:26 AM

1. Most Republicans aren't Billionaires. Their leaders are not working for them.

Figure it out, red staters. You are part of us, the 99%.

The party no longer represents you.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:31 AM

2. That's interesting too when it comes to being against Medicaid cuts.

Shows the Pukes really don't understand how most of this country thinks. It is interesting though that the number against raising the Medicare age isn't higher.

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:18 PM

5. Raising Medicare age would illiminate some of the healthier seniors from Medicare

 

and increase participation by older and more prone to illness to medicare.
Medicaid is another story, some give their assets to children; then children throw their parents on medicaid homes at $10,000 a month.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:42 AM

3. Quinnipiac should have asked who all thinks Grover is an asshole.

Nice to see the prez's rating up so high! I've sensed some of that post-election hysteria dying down a bit, up here in the boonies where I live, where a month ago some of the looniest losers were considering creeping thru the (now-snow-covered) Cascades to escape into Canada. A slight change of tune is happening, as I guess preventing the fall off a fiscal cliff is more desirable than tumbling off a real one.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:33 PM

7. There was snow on the PCT when I hiked it on Labor Day

The bears would appreciate having a body to scavenge, if the worst happened, though.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:03 PM

10. Well, Baker has gotten more than 100" in the last two wks...

and I think another foot fell up there just last night, so if any of them think sneaking thru the North Cascades a better bet than President Obama, let the bears have 'em, ha!

Our foothills are covered now, think the snow level was down to 2000 ft today.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:36 PM

9. Grover's not the asshole per se, the real assholes are the ones that signed his pledge.

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. Priority #1 should be bringing Grover Norquist down

That man has done tremendous harm to this country.

The sooner America realizes what he has done, the sooner we can get back on track.

For the life of me I don't understand how he has lasted this long.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:26 PM

6. Grover who?

Most of America doesn't know from Grover Norquist.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:33 PM

8. Most of those advocating for the status quo, are Millionaires.

Even the republican are not so dumb to realize, its a con.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:41 PM

11. Some GOPer's Stop Suckling On Grover's Teet

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

12. Grover Needs To Find A Friend

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:14 PM

13. Because most of them think we should raise taxes on the .1%!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:46 PM

14. Why the hell do "Republicans" vote for Republicans...no, really...

the people are out of alignment with the corrupt pols running their party into the ground.

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