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Majority of Americans Want Gov. to Increase Spending and Tax the Rich

  1. William R. Wilson profile image61
    William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago

    Does this mean we're all socialists?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20091 … krrpmondw8

    Note that the survey was conducted by Bloomberg, which is hardly a Stalinist organization.

    1. Dark knight rides profile image68
      Dark knight ridesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, I think the majority are. I also think that it's a good thing. Think about it, the idea that as Americans we want what's best for each other, as well as ourselves. I think it shows that we are growing up as a nation and learning that we can have our individualism and achieve our personal dreams and still watch out for whats in the best interest of our neighbors. I think we are finally, albeit slowly, recognizing that our neighborhood extends from coast to coast, rather than block to block.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Where did you get that? What it says is 2/3 of Americans want to reduce the deficit, and 9 of 10 think the middle class will have to make sacrifices to do so!

      That doesn't sound like socialism to me!

      1. William R. Wilson profile image61
        William R. Wilsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I got it from the first three lines of the article:

        "Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Americans want their government to create jobs through spending on public works, investments in alternative energy or skills training for the jobless.

        They also want the deficit to come down. And most are ready to hand the bill to the wealthy.

        A Bloomberg National Poll conducted Dec. 3-7 shows two- thirds of Americans favor taxing the rich to reduce the deficit."

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Let's face it everyone likes getting something for nothing! No one wants to give up entitlements and no one want to pay for it either, at least not with their own money. Obviously everyone is smart enough to know that debt is bad. The reason we elect our leaders is to address these issues and do what is right even if it hurts! Unfortunately our "leaders" prefer to do what keeps them in office catering to those that give them the money to keep them there. End entitlements, cut spending and shrink the size of government. We need to stop paying these guys so much money, in fact those jobs should be voluntary!

 
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