The Pew Research Center reports that “By two-to-one (44% to 22%), the public says that raising taxes on incomes above $250,00o would help the economy rather than hurt it, while 24% say this would not make a difference. Moreover, an identical percentage (44%) says a tax increase on higher incomes would make the tax system more fair, while just 21% say it would make the system less fair.”
The public has it right. The Bush tax cuts for the 1 percent have been a disaster for the 99 percent. Those cuts have destroyed jobs and redistributed income from the 99 to the 1 percent.
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