How can conservatives continue to say the will of the people should be rejected so the wealthy can continually escape paying their fair share in taxes? How can conservatives say only the middle class and poor should feel cuts in government services, and the wealthy continually escape without assisting in paying their fair share for the nation’s fiscal problems?
Americans generally favor raising taxes on higher-income Americans and eliminating tax deductions for some corporations as ways of paying for President Obama’s proposed jobs plan.
Slightly more than half of rank-and-file Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor the idea of eliminating certain corporate tax deductions as a way to pay for a jobs creation bill. Forty-one percent of Republicans favor raising taxes on higher-income Americans. Democrats strongly favor both proposals for paying for the cost of the jobs bill.