Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Markets  |  December 13, 2012 14:42:50

Americans support Obama's effort to increase taxes on the rich

According to the survey results, Bloomberg National Poll, more than half of Americans support President Obama or the Democrats in general discussions on increasing taxes on the rich and cut spending. 7/10 respondents think that the president has the support of the public in asserting their opinions and views on the matter. Most Americans think that raising taxes on the rich is a step in the right direction.
More than half of respondents also stated that the initial efforts of the Republicans to freeze taxes, so that has not gone up, were correct. This third but thinks that this promise would now have to rethink and sacrificing him.

The survey reportedly shows that Americans want to reach a compromise that would prevent the government from falling off the fiscal cliff, leading to subsequent automatic cuts in government spending and an automatic increase certain taxes.It is estimated that in fiscal cliff falling off the cut for the U.S. economy next year, about 600 mld.USD or around 0.5% of the final GDP growth.

Fully 65% ??of respondents thinks that falling over a cliff would destabilize the U.S. economy and would have sent it back into recession. 22% of respondents thinks that the economy with the consequences of "falling off" easily settled.

58% of respondents believe that a compromise increase taxes for the rich compared to the reduction of some government programs, including Medicare, is the right way. The opposite opinion with 37% of respondents.

52% of respondents said they would prefer to reduce the deficit, the abolition of tax relief for households with incomes in excess of 250 000 USD, and that reduced social benefits for higher income groups that defend Republicans.
3/5 of respondents support the plan to end tax benefits for households with incomes over 1 mill.USD and reduce Medicare benefits for higher income groups.

52% of respondents would prefer to break the preferred tax limits. In comparison with a 39% increase in supporting free.
49% of respondents were against the abolition of limits for the deduction of mortgage interest against 38% who would approve this step.
51% rejects the possibility of reducing the amount that could be deducted for charitable purposes against 41% who would not have a problem with it.

Only 38% of respondents would support the flat tax increases versus 50% who reject this.

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