80% of Americans Want Higher Taxes??

Leaders in Congress and President Obama are currently in the process of “fixing” the mess of our national debt. However, the President is claiming that 80% of Americans want to pay higher taxes and is using this to push through his compromise on the debt ceiling.

The Hill reports:

President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases.

“The American people are sold,” Obama said. “The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”

The President must be conducting a poll of the District of Columbia to pull those numbers out of a hat. It can be guranteed that such a huge percentage of the American people do not support a tax increase to fix the economy or the national debt.

How about we conduct a poll of Americans and see how many support cutting spending at a national level?  Then we might actually get 80% support.

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