Originally Posted by jimmac
What's this your special polls again?
The polls I'm referencing are widely available. I think you know it.
Everything I've seen says the majority wants congress to approve the rich ($ 250,000 and above ) tax cut roll back. Maybe you can show me something different but from what I've seen and read that's what they support.
I don't know what the exact figure is ($250,000?) in those polls, but you're correct that people favor taxing wealthy Americans more. I've actually seen some evidence that people think the number should be higher, though I don't know of any polling data that supports this...yet.
I'll tell you what they'd ( the founding fathers ) be horrified over. The smaller minority at the top getting big breaks
Such as? Our tax system is among the most progressive in the world.
while the average person ( the middlel class ) is struggleing to keep up They'd go " Why did we even leave England? We have the signs of a ruling class here now "
So you're claiming that these "big breaks" are responsible for a struggling middle class? How? What breaks? How will ending them help the middle class?
That's what the Republicans support and it's why their popularity is waining.
Are you honestly trying the "Republicans only are out for the rich" line? Because I've gotta tell you, you sound ridiculous if so.
And SDW who's defining what the right thing to do is?
Math. Logic. History. Three very important fellows.
Is it the right thing to do because the rich don't want their taxes to go up?
No. It's not the wrong thing due to that, either.
Or would the opposite be the right thing to do because it's unfair to the average person who can't afford to bear the tax burden?
Is someone suggesting tax cuts for the average person? Is someone suggesting we lower taxes for the wealthy instead of the middle class?
I'm sure the Republicans and anyone who makes more than $250,00 would as you say define it as " Right ".
Who says that specifically? Judging one's arguments based on his income would seem useless (unless, that is, we're talking about how to make lots of money).
Either way this is a democracy ( inspite of how MJ views it )
No, it's not. It's a Democratic Republic.
and the majority vote rules.
No, it doesn't. Not necessarily.
Not the tiny portion at the top.
Unfortunately, they do..and this applies to both parties.
Ps. By the way I've never denied they ( the voters ) want cuts. The Democrats want them also but they want this tax issue resolved first. And that is what the voters want.
You also haven't acknowledged it until now. As for Democrats, what have they proposed? There is zero evidence they support any real cuts. Obama's first offer included no cuts and $50 billion in NEW spending. Come on, jimmac.