Americans With Obama On Tax Hikes, Strategists Say

Public opinion is squarely with President Obama on imposing tax increases for the wealthy, as Republicans¬† flail about on the issue, according to a new memo by two prominent Washington Democrats. Most Republicans continue to resist allowing tax rates to rise on the richest taxpayers as part of a deal to avert the so-called coming “fiscal cliff,” even though Americans strongly back such a tax hike, according to polling presented as part of the memo released by famed Democratic strategist James Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg through their Democracy Corps organization. Almost two-thirds of voters want tax increases as part of any big bipartisan deal, and 40 percent believe that at least half of any deficit reduction should come from ‚Ķ Continue reading