Public wants rich taxed
December 12, 2012 12:00 AM | 1238 views | 9 9 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Since when is an elected official (Obama) being stubborn when he is doing what the majority of the people want done? I was under the impression that this was how a democracy was supposed to work.

The latest polls show that 60 percent of Americans favor raising taxes on the wealthy and only 37 percent oppose doing so. On raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 the numbers are even more impressive with 67 percent opposed.

The Republican Party needs to come to terms with the fact that catering to the desires of the rich and the religious right is not how a democracy is supposed to work. The majority of a minority is not what is intended to rule our nation.

Rich Schick

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Betsey Ross
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December 20, 2012
Let me reiterate: "Rule our nation"???

Go get your free Obamaphone and stop even trying to comment publicly until you read up on our country and its history. You discredit yourself.
Bro Thomas
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December 12, 2012
Rule the nation? You are part of the problem as it seems you have no understanding of what this country is all about. And please dont reply, I've decided your comments are a waste of time.
kennesaw dad
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December 12, 2012
I hope and pray this letter was written to be satire. Otherwise it more than illustrates why the country is in such bad shape.

leChat
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December 12, 2012
Gee, some people want to get a benefit (keep a lower retirement age), but have someone else pay for it (tax the "rich" more)...Imagine that!

Apparently, there are plenty of other useful idiots who believe this sort of program is infinitely sustainable and will support obama along with you, Schick

See the letter below yours in the paper.
MFP20
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December 12, 2012
@Rich Schck

Source please? for the poll number you are quoting? Your numbers don't even come close to matching Gallup and Real Clear Politics, both of which are nonpartisan.
AmericanMale
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December 12, 2012
Since when are polls accurate? Did you notice how the election went compared to the polls?

As others posted, we are not a democracy, we are a democratic republic. An example of democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for supper!
A gimme bunch!
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December 12, 2012
Obama and his supporters are turning us into a society of "gimmees". Well, there are a lot of us who work as hard as we can, some more than one job, and we don't want to have to "gimmee" our money to someone who, for instance, didn't feel like going to high school, can't get a job, and just in general is what we used to call "sorry". So get a grip. Our money will run out sooner rather than later, and then where will the people be who followed Obama like a bunch of lemmings? Democrats need to learn just how democracy and capitalism work.
anonymous
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December 12, 2012
The United States is a republic, not a democracy. There is a difference.
NtheNo
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December 12, 2012
This country is NOT a "democracy." We have the good fortune to live in a representative republic. There's a difference.
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