Stupid: Economic Illiterates Think Massive Tax Hikes Will Help Economy

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

If their “logic” is correct, why not just jack up taxes on “the rich” to 95% and we’d dig ourselves out of the Obama Depression in no time.

By two-to-one (44% to 22%), the public says that raising taxes on incomes above $250,00o would help the economy rather than hurt it, while 24% say this would not make a difference. Moreover, an identical percentage (44%) says a tax increase on higher incomes would make the tax system more fair, while just 21% say it would make the system less fair.

So naturally, this bogus poll of idiots is touted as how by 2 to 1 people want Obama to raise taxes. This is called manufacturing the news. Nobody even bothers to ask what kind of sample they’re using or mention the fact it’s a far left polling outfit.

By a two-to-one margin, Americans believe that President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year would help the economy and make the tax system more fair, according to a Pew Research Center poll.

Forty-four percent believe raising taxes on incomes of more than $250,000 will help the economy, while 22 percent believe it will hurt, Pew found.

The same bogus findings are also regurgitated here without question. So now Obama can run around and say how popular his massive tax increases are and an adoring media will repeat it as fact. Then they’ll tell us what kind of cookies he likes again.

 

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11 Responses to “Stupid: Economic Illiterates Think Massive Tax Hikes Will Help Economy”

  1. Andrew on 17/17/12 at 10:33 am

    Since when is the Pew Research Center a “far left polling outfit?” You’ve provided zero evidence for that assertion.

  2. MKS on 17/17/12 at 10:37 am

    I am sick of the Democrats’ notion of “fairness”. And I am sick of their warped notion of “social justice”.

    Let’s proceed toward real fairness: perhaps “equal justice” and a “flat tax” would be a good start.

  3. SteveAR on 17/17/12 at 11:51 am

    Andrew: “Since when is the Pew Research Center a ‘far left polling outfit?’ You’ve provided zero evidence for that assertion.”

    Why don’t you take a look at OpenSecrets.org run by the Center for Responsive Politics. If you do a donor lookup for anyone who works at any of the Pew enterprises, every contribution is to a Democrat politician. Which makes the Pew Research Center a far left polling outfit, as was asserted.

  4. Bobby on 17/17/12 at 12:07 pm

    ” Nobody even bothers to ask what kind of sample they’re using”

    Actually, it appears you didn’t bother to click on the link, since all of that information is provided on the Pew website.

  5. Steve M. on 17/17/12 at 12:10 pm

    Right-wingers love the American people, right up to the point where the American people disagree with them. Then the American people are suddenly idiots.

    Why do you hate America, JWF?

  6. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 12:34 pm

    Right-wingers love the American people, right up to the point where the American people disagree with them. Then the American people are suddenly idiots.

    Funny, agreeing or disagreeing never mattered before. If it did. Obamacare wouldn’t have been jammed through at midnight on Christmas eve after $500 million in bribes to Democrats. Then again, maybe that WAS the reason.

    The loving of America was supposedly taboo as well, but such things are for the little people, not the lovely left.

  7. Wisco on 17/17/12 at 3:43 pm

    Actually, you’d have to be an economic illiterate — as well as completely ignorant of history — to think conservatives’ supply-side nonsense would ever help the economy in a million years.

    And you don’t like the results, so you just declare it biased and phony with absolutely no evidence at all? I can do the same thing: this is a terrible post, therefore you must be drunk. Stop drinking during the day. It’s not good for you.

  8. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 3:54 pm

    Wisco on 17/17/12 at 3:43 pm
    Actually, you’d have to be an economic illiterate — as well as completely ignorant of history — to think conservatives’ supply-side nonsense would ever help the economy in a million years.

    That wasn’t the topic of this thread. What in hell are you snorting? Why should we believe that raising taxes will help our situation? Especially since we know that such increases create incentives to move money. Ask the French; they’re starting to see people looking to move, and their new taxes haven’t gone in yet. Ask Illinois, who jacked up taxes and watched businesses leave and others demand exceptions. Ask California.

    And even IF we were able to get more money through increased taxation, and were able to do it year after year (pretending for a moment that the rich will simply be placid victims), what possible assurance do we have that obama and Congress won’t simply spend that?

  9. Aarradin on 17/17/12 at 6:58 pm

    “If their “logic” is correct, why not just jack up taxes on “the rich” to 95% and we’d dig ourselves out of the Obama Depression in no time.”

    I spent last evening arguing against a group of liberal friends that were proposing precisely that.

    None of them were capable of rational thought. None had the slightest acquaintance with reality. None would concede a point no matter how comprehensively their position was demolished.

  10. Aarradin on 17/17/12 at 7:05 pm

    “So now Obama can run around and say…”

    They do the same on many other issues as well. Two weeks ago another liberal friend was shocked that I didn’t believe Obamacare would help anyone. I also informed him that the SCOTUS ruling would help, not hurt, R’s in this election and that it would be repealed in January.

    When I told him that Americans opposed the law by about a 2:1 margin, he was shocked. He said, “no, a majority support the law. In fact, some people think it didn’t go far enough”

    That’s nearly a verbatim regurgitation of bogus DNC talking points that the media picked up and ran as “news” stories. Its completely divorced from reality, but he was absolutely convinced it was true.

    The next day I sent him the Real Clear Politics tracking of Obamacare polls going back two years.