Americans Don’t Buy Obama’s Claim He Wants Taxes Raised to Reduce Deficit
Joel Gehrke over at the Examiner has a new post which cites a new poll showing a majority of Americans don’t buy President Obama’s claim that he wants to raise taxes to reduce the deficit. In fact, an even bigger majority believe he just wants to do it so he can spend even more money:
Fifty-seven percent of likely voters believe that tax increases will fund further spending, according to a new Public Notice survey conducted by a Republican-leaning pollster, The Tarrance Group. That number is even higher among independents, as 60 percent of that voting bloc think Obama wants tax hikes for to increase spending. Obama has convinced a majority (58 percent) of Democrats, though, that he will use taxes to lower the deficit.
See that? 57% of likely voters think President Obama is full of garbage when he makes that claim. But wait, there’s more:
Voters don’t want the tax increases to finance new spending. The same survey showed that 70 percent of likely voters do not believe that government spending helps the economy, compared to just 23 percent who think it is effective.
So not only do a majority of likely voters think he’s lying about what he would do after increasing taxes, an even bigger majority don’t think it would help. Yet despite all that, this race appears to be neck and neck one month out. If Americans choose to re-elect a man they know is lying to them and whose real plan will do nothing for them, we deserve what we get.