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December 05, 2012 – Comments (12)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An AP-GfK poll shows there's clear support for President Barack Obama's insistence on raising taxes on the highest-income Americans. There's also a dwindling preference for cutting government services as the best way to curb budget deficits.

The findings seem to strengthen Obama's hand in his fiscal cliff negotiations with Republicans. The president wants to raise taxes on the rich and cut spending by less than the GOP wants.

In the poll, 48 percent want tax cuts on income exceeding $250,000 to expire in January while continuing them for everyone else. Just 32 percent want to renew the tax cuts for everyone.

More people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce federal deficits. But the number with that preference has been dropping since last year.

I'd just like to point out that preserving the Bush tax cuts on income below $250,000 is the same as preserving that tax cut for 100% of Americans, including the rich. 

And letting the Bush tax break on incomes over $250,000 expire is the same as letting the tax break on incomes over $250,000 expire for 100% of Americans, including the rich.

So the poll actually shows support for keeping some of the Bush tax cuts for everyone, and letting some of the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone.

Best wishes,

Steven

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#1) On December 05, 2012 at 8:24 PM, ChrisGraley (30.25) wrote:

Polls show that most people like root canals.

Polls show that monkies behid looks exactly like Marylin Monroe.

Polls show that people know that polls show whatever the pollsters want them to show.

In the poll, 48 percent want tax cuts on income exceeding $250,000 to expire in January while continuing them for everyone else. Just 32 percent want to renew the tax cuts for everyone.

I might not be used to the new math, but isn't 48% still a minority? 

 

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#2) On December 05, 2012 at 9:48 PM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

Sorry to try and clear that up for us. 

48% is a majority making a choice after the "I dont knows" get counted.

 Aren't you going to accuse me and the 48% of stealing the same percentages from everybody in order to provide the same benefits to everybody?

Best wishes, and thanks for being my most loyal reader

Steven 

 

 

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#3) On December 06, 2012 at 3:39 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.76) wrote:

Hi Steven,

Polls schmolls,

I'd just like to point out that preserving the Bush tax cuts on income below $250,000 is the same as preserving that tax cut for 100% of Americans, including the rich.

And letting the Bush tax break on incomes over $250,000 expire is the same as letting the tax break on incomes over $250,000 expire for 100% of Americans, including the rich!

Thanks man, you just made my case for a flat or fair tax.

Cheers.

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#4) On December 06, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Bkeepr100 (< 20) wrote:

On the subject of polls, I am reminded of what Mark Twain said about statistics. It drove my statistics Prof crazy, when I would mentioned this quote in class.

"There are lies, there are Dammed lies, and then there are Statistics,"

 

Any poll's data can be twisted and manipulated, to reach the point the pollster wishes to make. 

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#5) On December 06, 2012 at 10:25 AM, whereaminow (42.76) wrote:

The AP is the State's typewriter.

David in Liberty

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#6) On December 06, 2012 at 10:33 AM, ETFsRule (99.94) wrote:

Polls show that most people like root canals.

No they don't.

Polls show that monkies behid looks exactly like Marylin Monroe.

No they don't. 

Polls show that people know that polls show whatever the pollsters want them to show.

No they don't.

I might not be used to the new math, but isn't 48% still a minority? 

Nope. The word you're looking for is plurality.

The AP is the State's typewriter.

No it isn't.

I'm glad I could clear these issues up for you guys.

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#7) On December 06, 2012 at 11:06 AM, whereaminow (42.76) wrote:

The AP is the State's typewriter.

No it isn't.

You're right. It keeps us abreast of all the important issues that are truly necessary to good governance. 

My bad.

David in Liberty

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#8) On December 06, 2012 at 11:40 AM, whereaminow (42.76) wrote:

... like fake Iran nuke plans.

David in Liberty

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#9) On December 07, 2012 at 8:59 AM, ETFsRule (99.94) wrote:

So, out of the millions of AP stories published, you found one example - which doesn't even have any evidence of US government involvement. It looks more like some idiot journalist misinterpreted a graph.

In the case of a systemic government/AP conspiracy, they probably could have found someone who had passed an introductory physics course and understood the relationship between power and energy.

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#10) On December 07, 2012 at 10:12 AM, whereaminow (42.76) wrote:

You're right. 100%.  That's why all those stories from the AP leading up to the Iraq War were spot on and objective truth.  We sure learned our lesson.

And there is absolutely no evidence at all, at any time or anywhere, that there is State influence in AP reporting. 

In fact, it's just not even possible.  They are all completely pious and 100% objective souls with access to all sides of information and clear vision to see through any attempts to distort their product.

This is why journalists are held in such high esteem.

Ok.. I'm making myself laugh. Take it easy bro.

David in Liberty

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#11) On December 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM, ETFsRule (99.94) wrote:

Ahh, the master of spin and moving the goalposts. As usual, nothing but rhetoric.

Yes David, every single journalist in the world is 100% pious and lives a celibate lifestyle in their immaculate journalist monastery. Good job responding to exactly what I said.

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#12) On December 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

EtfsRule,

David is not seeking truth. Neither are the rest of the politicians.

Thank you for replying for me.

Best wishes,

Steven 

 

 

 

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