CWA Poll: Americans Prefer Taxing Wealthy, Not Workers' Health Plans

Via TPMDC, the Communications Workers of America commissioned a poll:

[N]ew polling, commissioned by the Communications Workers of America and conducted by Anzalone Liszt Research, finds that voters overwhelmingly oppose taxing high-cost health insurance plans as a way to help fund health insurance reform, but support raising taxes on the wealthy to accomplish the same goal. The Anzalone poll surveyed 2,200 likely voters in 10 states including seven with 2010 frontline Senate races (Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Nevada and North Dakota). Also polled were Indiana, New Mexico and Virginia.

We are through the looking glass. The public supports a public option but it must go. The public opposes the excise tax, but it must stay. Democracy in action.

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    looting (2.00 / 0) (#6)
    by diogenes on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 08:40:00 PM EST
    So the 95% have finally figured out that they can vote; if they don't tax themselves and instead loot the 5% then they think that they can somehow get a free ride.  No wonder you hear so much talk about Atlas Shrugged these days.
    Everyone is in favor of sacrifice to help the country as long as someone else does the sacrificing.

    A free ride is hiding money (none / 0) (#8)
    by jondee on Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 07:05:51 PM EST
    more money than any family could spend in several lifetimes in the Caymans while assuming you're entitled to all the privileges and protections that come with the rights of U.S citizenship.

    Atlas shrugged -- and then shat on the commonwealth.


    Which proves (none / 0) (#1)
    by jbindc on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 01:59:28 PM EST
    That isn't really about us, the little people.

    Watching those who are on my ballot (none / 0) (#2)
    by Inspector Gadget on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:11:21 PM EST
    for how they vote. Our elected representatives and the Democratic Party need to be reminded who they work for, who gave them their job, and who can take it away.

    I do wonder (none / 0) (#3)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:43:27 PM EST
    how much the public understands about either.

    The public rarely understands anything (none / 0) (#4)
    by andgarden on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 04:11:10 PM EST
    It just so happens that good politics and good policy are the same thing here.

    I think that over the past 15 years, due to (none / 0) (#5)
    by steviez314 on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 04:20:42 PM EST
    Clinton's great economy and Bush's horrible wars, we never realized that there are 5-10 senators who are incredibly and astonishly stupid, in a political, economic and public policy sense.

    But if those 5-15 senators deliver.... (none / 0) (#7)
    by EL seattle on Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 07:59:36 AM EST
    .... for their voting constituents, isn't that the way our democracy works?