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Repeal Bush Tax Cuts

The 2010 elections swept Republicans into power of the House of Representatives, but a majority of those who voted in this year’s election do not side with the GOP on the full extension of the Bush administration tax cuts. A post-election Pew Research Center survey finds that most voters (55%) favor either repealing the Bush administration’s tax cuts for everyone (22%) or repealing those received by higher-income taxpayers (33%). Only 40% of voters favor leaving the tax cuts intact. Among all adults, 34% favor keeping all the tax cuts while 30% want the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire and 28% say all tax cuts should be repealed. Still, a 37%-plurality says Republicans will have a better approach than President Obama on taxes. Read More