Skip to comments.Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent
Posted on 01/22/2019 11:09:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both called her proposal to dramatically increase America's highest tax rate "radical" but a new poll released Tuesday indicates that a majority of Americans agrees with the idea.
In the latest The Hill-HarrisX survey conducted Jan. 12 and 13 after the newly elected congresswoman called for the U.S. to raise its highest tax rate to 70 percent a sizable majority of registered voters, 59 percent, supports the concept.
Ocasio-Cortez has not introduced any legislation to enact the concept but the survey shows a broad cross-section of Americans supports it, at least presently.
Women support the idea by a 62-38 percent margin. A majority of men back it as well, 55 percent to 45 percent. The proposal is popular in all regions of the country with a majority of Southerners backing it by a 57 to 43 percent margin. Rural voters back it as well, 56 percent to 44 percent.
Increasing the highest tax bracket to 70 percent garners a surprising amount of support among Republican voters. In the Hill-HarrisX poll, 45 percent of GOP voters say they favor it while 55 percent are opposed to it.
Independent voters who were contacted backed the tax idea by a 60 to 40 percent margin while Democratic ones favored it, 71 percent to 29 percent.
Ocasio-Cortez is among a group of progressive legislators which includes Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who have called for increasing federal income tax rates on wealthier Americans. The New York Democrat kicked off a debate within her party in a Jan. 6 interview with "60 Minutes" during which she said she would support setting the highest tax, which she said would kick in at individuals 10 millionth dollar of income, at 70 percent.
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Far more of our fellow countrymen buy into this BS than we here at FR want to admit. We're a nation of economic illiterates.
No scoffer here. I know that we watched as young Americans were indoctrinated en masse.
I’ve been on the side that sees AOC as an incredible danger.
The socialists have won. We don’t even know we’re dead yet.
It's bad enough that within the next few decades every politician will have a last name that ends with a Z (like in california)
If true, our days are numbered. Personally, I find it very hard to believe. There are a lot of brain-dead stupid people out there, but Trump would have never been elected if those numbers were correct.
What I am thinking I cannot post.
Of course they support it...they don’t have to pay it!
Has LeBron tweeted about this yet?
Malcolm Jenkins, Kenny Stills . . . ?
Hollyweirders? Jimmie Kimmie?
Notice that they’re talking about an income tax, NOT a wealth tax....
Anyone making that kind of money will possess the know how and resources to avoid it.
Plus, it will depend what the next rate below it is. Does it stay at 39% or whatever it is now? If so, who in their right mind would make over $9,999,999? what is “income”? Gross, Adjusted, Taxable? From all sources or just wages? Most people at that level aren’t making the majority of their income from wages. (See Romney)
It’ll never work.
It is oh so easy to get ignorant people to believe lies.
Marxists have been doing it effectively for more than 100 years.
I think this was an on-line poll.
. . . the 10th million dollar and above . . .
this just means that Americans are retarded and jealous.
Maybe registered voters but are they tax payers as well? I doubt it.
More Fake News. This time from The Hill.
Not too surprising, when nearly half of adults pay no income taxes at all, and less than 1% are in the top tax bracket. That’s the problem with democracy.
Then a majority of Americans better develop a taste for cat because thats what theyre eating in the socialist utopia of Venezuela.
What do you all a cat in Venezuela?
Couldn’t we get more revenue by raising it to 170%? No guts, no glory, right?
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