According to a new Associated Press poll, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich. The poll was conducted by Stanford University, and with the supposedly nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The poll found that participants were against other ways of paying for the health overhaul that is being considered in Congress such as including taxing insurers on "Cadillac plans."
The survey will be good news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their giant all encompassing bill which hardly no one has read and has many tacked on items that would take away many of our civil liberties. The Democrats House bill would impose a 5.4 percent income tax surcharge on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and households making more than $1 million.
Makes a lot of sense to take away money from the same people who provide jobs for the poor and middle class, many of these jobs already provide good health benefits. (sarcasm.)
At least not everyone agreed. Overall, the poll results were split on Congress' health care plans. Participants said the current system needed to be changed, but at the same time they were concerned about the potential impact on their own pocketbooks, preferring to push any new costs onto wealthier Americans. If it was a random sample wouldn't some wealthier people be included.
77 % said the cost of health care in the United States was higher than it should be. 74 % favored reducing the amount of money paid by patients and their insurers.
49 % said any changes made by the government probably would cause them to pay more for health care (smart people).
32 % thought that it probably wouldn't change what they pay.
12 % thought they could end up paying less for health coverage.
I wonder if they even asked the participant about Tort Reform?
Read the whole article:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_on_bi_ge/us_ap_poll_health_taxes