According to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll 72% of Americans are opposed to cuts in Medicaid spending. In addition, 72% want to raise taxes on those making over 250,000 dollars a year. This poll confirms a solid trend in recent polls that a majority of Americans want to raise taxes on the wealthy and not cut our social safety net. Any sane person looking at the polls would agree that a consensus has been reached. Then why is it that all 3 plans being considered in Washington to avoid the debt ceiling crisis, NOT a single one of them raises taxes on those making over a quarter million dollars a year. In addition, every single one of those 3 plans involves cuts to programs vital to the poor, elderly and the middle class.
|Graph from Pollwatch daily here
- To sum up
- 72% of the American population want to raise taxes on the wealthy---Plans in congress to raise taxes on the wealthy= 0 plans.
- 72% of the American population do not want cuts to Medicaid---Plans in congress that cut Medicaid= 3