Twice as Many Americans Favor Raising Taxes on Wealthy

44% to 22%

By a two-to-one margin the public says that raising taxes on incomes above $250,000 would help the economy rather than hurt it, while 24% say that would not make a difference, according to Pew. Moreover, 44% say a tax increase on higher incomes would make the tax system more fair, while just 21% say it would make the system less so.


  • Smitty_PA
    July 21, 2012 - 6:22 am | Permalink

    Heard a small business owner on NPR yesterday. He made the point that his income up to 250k would be taxed at a lower rate so he would use income over that amount to hire a new employee.

  • July 21, 2012 - 11:24 am | Permalink

    Buck, don’t make me come down there. It’s “income” above $250,000, not “incomes.” Only the amount over $250,000 would be taxed at the Clinton rate. The amount under $250,000 stays at Bush rates.

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