Monday, January 03, 2011

Stupid: The Hill Pushes 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll to Claim Most People Want Increased Taxes On the Rich

So here we are on the first Monday of the new year as the GOP is ready to assume control of the House. So what does The Hill push as its top story this morning? Why a dubious poll conducted by 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair claiming most Americans want increased taxes on those evil rich people.

Really? Is this the best they can do to push their agenda?
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 or Social Security as U.S. adults' top preference on how to close the deficit, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.
Other notable questions in this "poll" include "Which one of these fashion items would you most like to see fall out of style for good?" and "Which one of these fantasy worlds would you most like to visit?"

I'd like to visit the fantasy world where Hill writer Michael O'Brien lives so I could slap him upside the head.

From the VF link:
NOTE: This poll was conducted by telephone November 29–December 2, 2010, at the CBS News interviewing facility among a random sample of 1,137 adults nationwide. Some low-percentage answer choices have been omitted.
Of course we can expect other news outlets to pick up the ball and run with this one.

Also note the title of the article at Vanity Fair: The Febraury 2011 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll.


Update: As predicted, the lefty thumb-suckers are running with it.

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