Do Americans really want to 'tax the rich' to curb the deficit?

With the level of deceit in the story above it's difficult to know where to begin. For starters the source of the Jan. 3 headline news report that "61%" of "Americans" polled answered that taxing the rich is the favored way to balance the budget is telling. The breaking news was released yesterday from the results of a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. The Reuters piece referenced in the title above concludes with these words: "The poll included a random sample of 1,067 adults across the United States from November 29 to December 2. The margin of error may be plus or minus 3 percentage points, 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair said." Interestingly, the poll is found at and is still active. At the time of this writing the results were at "76%" of "Americans" wishing to raise taxes on the undefined "rich." It appears that the "random sample" was taken from Internet responses to the poll questions. If so, we must ask...(Read Full Post)