The New York Times has a post by Neil Irwin headlined “Why Americans Don’t Want to Soak the Rich.” But looking at polling over time on taxing the wealthy, what’s striking is how consistently popular it is.
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Paper misrepresents inequality poll
President Barack Obama has decided to talk less about income inequality and more about “opportunity.” This shift to a more conservative framework to discuss economic divisions is, according to the New York Times, what the public wants. But that doesn’t appear to be the case. Reporter Jackie Calmes (2/4/14) explained that Republicans think talking about inequality “smacks of class warfare,” and suggests that the public at large thinks so too: “On this question, the president and his party have moved in Republicans’–and voters’–direction,” she wrote. The Times added that Democrats see that opportunity frame “as more appealing to middle-class voters […]