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:
- Raise taxes on people making over $250,000/yr and corporations.
- Cut non-benefit programs.
- Raise taxes on themselves.
- Cut benefit programs (e.g. Social Security and Medicare).
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?