Maybe it IS true that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. A new Rasmussen poll reports that four out of five Americans believe that any Obamacare bill will result in President Obama breaking his promise about not taxing the middle class.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of U.S. voters say it is at least somewhat likely that taxes will be raised on the middle class to cover the cost of health care reform. Fifty-six percent (56%) say it’s very likely.
Those who earn between $20,000 and $75,000 per year believe even more strongly that health care reform will require raising taxes on the middle class.
As one might expect, Seventy-eight percent of Democrats like the idea of taxing wealthier Americans to help fund health care reform, while only Sixty-nine percent (69%) Republicans and 62% of independant voters are opposed.
Voters also believe the Obamacare bill will hurt charities. The House plan, includes harsh new taxes on higher income Americans. Those taxpayers will not be able to use mortgage interest or charitable contributions to reduce their liability on the new part of their taxes. Eighty percent (80%) of voters say wealthy Americans are at least somewhat likely to give less money to charity if their deductions are reduced (up 14 points from April).
The Obamacare plans ad around $1.5 Trillion dollars in government, but voters in general consistently favor tax cuts over increased government spending. In a poll conducted before House Democrats unveiled their current version of a reform plan, 49% of voters opposed the health care reform plan being developed while 46% favored it.
America is sending a message to congress and the President, unfortunately they are not listening.