A recent CBS News/New York Times poll has the White House scratching its head. Americans were asked, “In general, do you think the Obama Administration has increased taxes for most Americans, decreased taxes for most Americans or have they kept taxes the same for most Americans?”
More than half of all those surveyed said that taxes were kept the same. Nearly a quarter said that taxes had been increased. Just over 10% answered that taxes had decreased, about the same as those who said they didn’t know.
The Obama administration claims that taxes have been cut for most Americans. In his State of the Union address, he touted tax cuts, claiming that most working families got a break. Most Americans don’t think so, however.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, remarking on the findings, said, “I’d say they called the wrong people.” That, of course, makes me curious. So, I’m running the poll on my site with the same question. Let’s see if the answer is much different:
And check back tomorrow for my opinion about the findings from the initial poll… My take is a little different than what CBS had to say.
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