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New Poll Results Tell Us What The People Want: Tax The Rich And Save Social Security

President Obama, are you aware of these new polls? Voters last week sent Washington a strong message about fixing the federal budget, according to exclusive numbers from a new poll obtained by TPM: Raise taxes on the wealthy and cut the military

President Obama, are you aware of these new polls?

Voters last week sent Washington a strong message about fixing the federal budget, according to exclusive numbers from a new poll obtained by TPM: Raise taxes on the wealthy and cut the military budget before you touch the nation's largest entitlement program, Social Security.

The survey of voters who cast ballots last Tuesday -- conducted by Democratic pollster PPP and commissioned by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee -- found that when respondents were given the choice between cutting the defense budget, raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting Social Security to reduce the deficit, just 12% said they'd like to see the entitlement program cut. Forty-three percent said they'd prefer to see taxes on the wealthy go up, and 22% said cutting the huge defense budget was the best way to go.

The PCCC hailed the result as evidence that voters are not ready to embrace the conservative economic agenda, even after they just voted a huge number of new conservatives into Congress...read on

No matter how loud Conservatives scream about tax cuts and the dismantling of Social Security, Americans overwhelmingly do not want their SS messed with, and they are all for taxing the rich. Real Americans aren't buying the bullshit trickle-down theories that FOX and other Wall Streeters demand their zombie-like followers consume like dead brains. The idiotic Cat Food Commission is going to advise that entitlements gets cut. That will only lead to another disaster for the working class that families cannot withstand.

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