Sunday, December 05, 2010

About those tax cuts

First I want you to see how the article gets started before I share the headline with you:

New CBS News poll out confirms every other poll we've seen on the topic - the American people are solidly against tax cuts for the rich.

53% of respondents said there should only be tax cuts for the middle class and no tax cuts for people making over $250,000. That's the number most people in the media are using, but that's not quite accurate. Another 14% said they don't want tax cuts for anybody, including the top bracket. So, the reality is that an overwhelming 67% of the country don't want tax cuts for the rich (including 52% of Republican voters!). Only 26% said that everyone should get a tax cut, including the rich.

So, let's do the math for people who are a little slow. That's 67% to 26%. That's a crushing 41% lead. If it was an election, that margin would be so large they would think it was rigged. The group that doesn't want tax cuts for the rich is more than two and half times the group that does.

Okay. Now I tell you what the article (by Cenk Uygur, by the way) is called:

Is Barack Obama Stupid?

If you really read the excerpted paragraphs carefully, you know why ol' Cenk is asking that question.

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