Sunday, July 31, 2011

The deal Michelle Bachmann prefers

The deal Michelle Bachmann prefers
Michelle Bachmann says that the American people believe that the deal that was reached doesn’t cut enough. So one must wonder: is she completely out of touch with America, or does she know she’s lying and just pandering to her base? Every single poll about taxes reveals that the majority of Americans support increased taxes on the rich and corporations.

Americans favor reducing the deficit in this order:
  1. Raise taxes on people making over $250,000/yr and corporations.
  2. Cut non-benefit programs.
  3. Raise taxes on themselves.
  4. Cut benefit programs (e.g. Social Security and Medicare).
The most ironic thing about what Michelle Bachmann has said is that no one actually disputes this. Again, every single poll supports this. What’s interesting is that, if you look at poll results, people making over $100,000/yr actually think that it is necessary to raise taxes on themselves. This speaks to a tremendous sense of civic duty still present in American citizens - one that Michelle Bachmann seems to think doesn’t exist and is morally wrong.

Even economists agree that cutting spending in times of economic crisis is the exact opposite of the correct reaction.

So, again, I ask: is Michelle Bachmann out of touch or lying?

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