57% of Americans Prove to be Envious of Others … Favor Tax Hike On Those Who Make Over $250,000


America, taxing the so-called rich is not a job growth plan nor good for the economy …

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 57% of Americans think they have a right to steel other people’s money and hard work and call it their own. Fifty-seven percent of Americans think that it is ok to increase taxes on those who make over $250,000. Sadly, this country has become a group of individuals influenced by class warfare, wrapped in ignorance and tied with a ribbon of  envy. These envious people do this knowing that it is not enough to balance the federal budget. Hmm, I wonder how many of these people would be in favor of increasing taxes on all Americans no matter what they make, including the numerous one’s that pay no income taxes? Seriously, if it is as Obama and Biden say “Patriotic” and that there should be shared sacrifice, why do not all Americans have to pay taxes and have skin in the game. These greedy and envious folks are going to be in for a surprise when the bar is lowered to $200K or $100K. They will be screaming bloody murder when the taxes actually affect them.

Most voters favor raising taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 a year but recognize that that won’t be enough to balance the federal budget.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor raising taxes on people who earn more than $250,000 a year. Thirty-five percent (35%) are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

BTW, who said these politicians were going to pay down the debt with the tax revenue?

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    10 Responses to “57% of Americans Prove to be Envious of Others … Favor Tax Hike On Those Who Make Over $250,000”

    1. Tamikosmom on November 18th, 2012 6:41 pm

      Hungarian-born billionaire makes anti-socialism case in TV ad
      Published October 12, 2012

      Peterffy recalls his childhood under socialism in Hungary, and says, “The nation became poorer and poorer. And that’s what I see happening here.” He warns that the United States, his adopted country, is embarking on a “slippery slope.”

      He continues: “America’s wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy. Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer — but the poor will also be poorer. People will lose interest in really working hard and creating jobs.”

      Read more:

      Thomas Peterffy – Freedom To Succeed

    2. Tamikosmom on November 18th, 2012 9:19 pm

      Alexander Fraser Tyler – ‘The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic’ 1887

      “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always followed by dictatorship.

      The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been two-hundred years. These nations have progressed throught this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back again into bondage.”

    3. leader on November 19th, 2012 6:42 am

      well why don’t you just unskew Rasmussen poll results?….That technique works well for your side.

      keep on beating that drum….what is so funny its just the small minority that thinks the way you do….
      Thank god the majority of residents of this country are tired of the far right wing party of misery….
      SM: Just curious leach, what happens when you run out of taking other people’s money? Sorry, but I am not the 1% and this tax increase who take nothing away from me; however, I at least have the morals and ethics to know you do not take other people’s money and call it my own.

      I wonder what you will do when the gov’t comes for your money. I hardly think you will be singing the same song.

    4. SUPER DAVE on November 19th, 2012 8:07 am

      #3: leader ? you couldn’t buy a leader within the whole democrat plantation that wasn’t corrupt or, already involved in a lawsuit or some kind of coverup. it seems to be the heart of your little communist regime. enjoy it boy, your boy obama will be the last democrat president of this country. after eight years of your boy’s ignorance and criminal paerticipation, American will finally wake up and run you hayseed rednecks back to your plantation where only slaves like you will be left for them to rule.

    5. leader on November 19th, 2012 8:16 am

      i have no problem paying a fair share.
      also i am a business owner.
      Amazing you call me a LEACH
      You do understand your opinions are in the minority in this country right?

      Your own gold standard of pollsters has 57% of this country ok with raising taxes on the rich….
      SM: I honestly do not care if I am in the minority. It would not be the first time. Sorry, not a follower, I am a real leader. BTW, “gold standard” eh, don’t think I do not know who I have banned.

      Let’s define rich as $100 K. To many that is rich.

      Since you claim you own a business then you would know the difference between spending and revenue problems. The US does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Take away all the rich people’s money and it does not solve the problem. That should speak volumes to what the issue is Sadly, too many people in this country have become lazy slackers. They will be the one’s that are ulimately hurt.

    6. leader on November 19th, 2012 9:59 am

      when 57% of the people want something that is an overall majority….
      Your own party is tired of obstructing….

      Why would you want to define rich at 100K…..They have clearly said they are proposing +250K

      and Super Dave…… I’m not your Boy…..Boy

    7. leader on November 19th, 2012 12:17 pm

      The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol said that Republicans should allow the Bush tax cuts to expire on the richest 2 percent Americans, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, explaining that the GOP may not have the leverage to maintain the top rate at 35 percent.
      The comment comes one week after Kristol called on the party to stop “falling on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires” and just as Republicans may be signaling a willingness to increase rates as part of a balanced package to avoid the fiscal cliff. Kristol speculated that the Tea Party could support the change:
      I just don’t think Republicans have the leverage, or that it’s worth using all their – whatever leverage they have, to maintain rates at 35 percent instead of 37 or 38, especially if you can take it up to millionaires. I just don’t think it’s economically as a matter of policy important enough. [...] You know, a lot of the Tea Party guys don’t care that much if a few millionaires pay a couple percent more in taxes, honestly.
      He also predicted that policy makers would reach “a deal by December 31, and I believe Republicans will yield a bit on top rates.” “I mean, President Obama ran twice on this platform and he won last I looked, both presidential elections,” Kristol added. Election Day exit polls found that 60 percent of Americans support higher taxes for the wealthy.

    8. PublicEnemy2u on November 19th, 2012 3:59 pm

      all Americans do pay taxes, start with local sales taxes, property taxes (even renters pay rent) gasoline taxes, utility taxes, even the poorest pay taxes, how about double the median income for a household, The median household income for the United States was $50502 in 2011, that works for me and includes my household, yea I can afford to pay higher taxes

    9. leader on November 20th, 2012 11:47 am

      Silver discussed why so many polls were wrong this year and incorrectly called it as a much closer race for Mitt Romney. Silver said most of the major network polls — NBC/Wall Street Journal, ABC/Washington Post, CBS/New York Times — are “pretty good,” while the polls that faltered made too many assumptions about the population.

      “I think that high quality polling really differentiates itself now because if you take an automated poll, you miss people who have cell phones, which is about a third of the population now,” Silver said. “And they’re mostly younger urban demographic, mostly Democrats, so you will undersample Democrats, to use that buzzword, if you don’t call people who have cell phones. And lo and behold, those polls had a Republican bias this year. Not because the pollsters are evil partisan, but because, hey, if you miss a big chunk of the population that’s Democratic-leaning, you’re going to have problems.”

      The best pollsters, Silver said, “let the sample tell you what it is by themselves.” The ones who didn’t “put their finger on the scale” and didn’t make assumptions about the voting public were most successful.

      “Just going with what the data said instead of making assumptions is usually the best practice whenever you’re doing any kind of scientific survey and that worked again this year,”

    10. A's Fever on November 20th, 2012 4:48 pm

      My goodness, what vitriol in this blog post with all the “greed” and “envy”. I am an Obama supporter and consider myself squarely in the middle class. I have worked all my life, paid my fair share of taxes, income taxes, property taxes you name it. I support higher taxes on higher wage earners to support social services and infrastructure such as education. I also support higher taxes to myself, as evidenced by my recent vote for California’s Prop 30, to benefit our schools.

      It has nothing to do with greed and envy and everything to do with all of us paying our share. I have no doubt that when the economy stabilizes and many more are back to work they will resume paying their taxes.

      I would also like to point out that I analyze tax returns as part of my work. You would be surprised at he number of people who have zero taxable income but who pull hundreds of thousands of dollars out of their companies in distributions that are non taxable. It’s legal and it’s commonly done with pass thru entities such as S Corps and LLCs. Our tax code needs bipartisan revision.

      One final point: our tax code needs serious, bipartisan revision.
      SM: Sorry, but you folks in Cali are a breed of your own with taxes. Nothing personal, but keep your tax increases to yourself. It is one of the reasons why people are leaving CA and businesses as well.

      If you prepare tax returns then you know that pass thru’s are captured on an individuals personal tax return. Distributions are taxes personally. Sorry, bit the govt does not get to tax the death out of everything.

      Yes there does need to be tax revision … it needs to be changed to a flat tax.

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