Poll: Tax hikes on rich the first step toward balancing budget
Title: Poll: Tax hikes on rich the first step toward balancing budget
Source: The Hill
Date: January 3, 2011
From the article:
- Increased taxes on high earners should be the first step toward balancing the federal budget, a new poll suggested Monday.
Raising taxes on the rich beats out cuts to defense spending, Medicare and Social Security as U.S. adults' top preference on how to close the deficit, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.
Sixty-one percent of Americans said that increasing taxes to the wealthy should be the first step toward balancing the budget.