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AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

Associated Press Writer Nov 17, 5:45 AM MST
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WASHINGTON (AP) �  When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.


(ap) - I wonder if the AP asked the people being Polled if they Knew who Paid the LIONS Share of the Federal Income Tax as it is now?... - tha malcontent)

That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.


("That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats"... Who the AP Obviously Supports, Election after Election after Election... - tha malcontent)

The poll found participants sour on other ways of paying for the health overhaul that is being considered in Congress, including taxing insurers on high-value coverage packages derided by President Barack Obama and Democrats as "Cadillac plans."


(Can someone tell me again what Healthcare Plan it is that the Congress and the President have for themselves?... - tha malcontent)

That approach is being weighed in the Senate. It is one of the few proposals in any congressional legislation that analysts say would help reduce the nation's health expenditures, but it has come under fire from organized labor and has little support in the House.

Lawmakers also are looking at levying new taxes on insurance companies, drug companies and medical device makers. But the only approach that got majority support in the AP poll was a tax on upper-income Americans.


(Because who are "the Rich" gonna Pass it on to?...  There's ONE thing for Sure, that is yet MORE Money that won't Find it's way back into Stimulating the Economy after you Take it from those who Earn it to Pay for those who didn't... Just sayin'! - tha malcontent)

The House bill would impose a 5.4 percent income tax surcharge on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and households making more than $1 million.

The poll tested views on an even more punitive taxation scheme that was under consideration earlier, when the tax would have hit people making more than $250,000 a year. Even at that level the poll showed majority support, with 57 percent in favor and 36 percent opposed.


(I LOVE how the AP seems Shocked that 57% of People say Tax the Guy with More Money...  Normally they would Decry this type of Shameless Populism, but of course it's not Glenn Beck saying it, so... - tha malcontent)

"You know, I mean, why not? If they have that much money, it should be taxed," said Mary Pat Rondthaler, 60, of Menlo Park, Calif. "It isn't the same way that the guy making $21,000 is."

Not everyone agreed.

"They earn their money. And they shouldn't have to pay for somebody else. It doesn't seem fair," said Emerson Wilkins, 62, of Powder Springs, Ga.


(And there you have it... The DemocRAT Obama Voter, Mary Pat, who probably doesn't Know how much the Upper 5% Pay in Income Taxes already, and then you have what one would Assume to be a Conservative or a Libertarian asking the Obvious Question... One that should be Followed-up by another Question... Can the Rich in the US Foot the Bill for everyone else on Healthcare? I'd like to see the Numbers on that. And then where does it Stop?... We Know where it Stops. Shared Misery, and NO "Hope" of EVER Excelling in this REPUBLIC, if these Marxists had their way.  The link at the top is where you can continue this Predictable Piece of Glorious Leader Propaganda... I'm done with it.
- tha malcontent)



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