Couple interesting polls out to share. The first is this one from The Hill in which they asked likely voters what they believed would be a good tax rate for the rich.
Three-quarters of likely voters believe the nation’s top earners should pay lower, not higher, tax rates, according to a new poll for The Hill.
The big majority opted for a lower tax bill when asked to choose specific rates; precisely 75 percent said the right level for top earners was 30 percent or below.
The current rate for top earners is 35 percent. Only 4 percent thought it was appropriate to take 40 percent, which is approximately the level that President Obama is seeking from January 2013 onward.
The Hill Poll also found that 73 percent of likely voters believe corporations should pay a lower rate than the current 35 percent, as both the White House and Republicans push plans to lower rates.
How could that be you ask since all the other polls show people want higher taxes for the evil rich.
Well, the difference was in how they asked the question. They gave specific tax rates and they were told to pick one.
So when it came down to actual numbers most people feel a lower tax rate across the board is a good thing.
Seventy-two percent of American adults and 56 percent of self-professed Democrats say that the provision in the health-care law signed by President Barack Obama that requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional, says the Gallup Poll.
In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases challenging the constitutionality of the mandate.
Among Republicans, according to the poll, 94 percent say the mandate is unconstitutional and 6 percent say it constitutional. Among Independents, 70 percent say it is unconstitutional and 21 percent say it is constitutional. In contrast to the 56 percent of Democrats who say the mandate is unconstitutional, only 37 percent say it is constitutional.
That’s a pretty damn large chunk of the populace who believe the mandate is unconstitutional.
Of course when you drill down a bit you find out that 54% of the people are willing to overlook our Constitution to get ObamaCare rolling, answering that ObamaCare is a good thing.
On a side note, The Heritage Foundation and the National Review Institute are hosting a panel today at 2:00 PM EST called “Women Speak Out: Obamacare Tramples Religious Liberty”. You can sign up to watch online, live, here.
The Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY)
U.S. House of Representatives
Followed by a panel discussion with
Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum
Director, Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod Life and Health Ministries
Pia de Solenni
Diotima Consulting, LLC
Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Director, DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation
President, National Review Institute