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Taxing the Wealthy Last on the List of Voter Priorities

Houston Chicago, we have a problem The latest from Gallup:

Creating good jobs, reducing corruption in the federal government, and reducing the federal budget deficit score highest when Americans rate 12 issues as priorities for the next president to address. Americans assign much less importance to increasing taxes on wealthy Americans and dealing with environmental concerns.

And. . .

Although there is a large difference in the relative importance of dealing with environmental concerns and increasing taxes on wealthy Americans, these issues are the lowest priorities for both Romney and Obama supporters.

Here’s a screenshot of the numbers:

I’ve always wondered why a politician doesn’t mandate a GAAP compliant audit of every government agency to find waste, fraud, and abuse. This poll seems to show that voters would like that idea, too.

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