Thursday, May 12, 2011

In Other News, America's Collective Head Exploded

How far of a disconnect is there between the media, the government, and everyone else in the country?

A new poll is out saying that 52% of Americans favor tax increases as part of a plan to balance the budget.

How much news or political speech have you seen lately that would have given you anything resembling that idea of where the nation stood on taxes? (Granted, the poll didn't ask whether these same people would want their own taxes raised; that number is bound to be lower. Odds are, the number consists largely of people wanting to tax the rich. But this is still something of a shockingly high number that I'd like to see expanded on in future polling.)

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