Government Bytes


Majority of Voters Proclaim: “Extend Tax Cuts for All!”


A McClatchy-Marist poll shows that 52 percent of registered voters want the Bush Tax Cuts extended for all Americans, including those who make over $250,000 a year.

A view that stands in contrast to the President, who has made it clear that he will veto any attempt by Congress to extend the cuts for all, saying that:

“I would veto it and here’s why…to extend tax breaks for that top 2 percent of wealthiest Americans would cost us a trillion dollars over the next decade.”

This may be a hard sell for the President in today’s still tepid economy, especially when he is attempting to secure the youth vote and the Hispanic vote. These two key demographics, both of which are seen as pivotal in the presidential race, favored extending the tax cuts for all by margins of 69-29, and 62 percent to 36 percent, respectively.

Congressional Republicans, as well as presidential candidate Mitt Romney, both favor preventing the tax cuts from expiring on Dec. 31.