But poll after poll shows that the GOP’s Vulcan mind meld of Americans is way off base. A new CBS poll shows the Republicans’ claim of a voter mandate to give the wealthiest a tax cut is complete crap. But reality has never stopped the GOP from their tax cuts, tax cuts mantra over the years and it won’t now.
The CBS poll shows that only 26 percent of those polled want the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone across the board, as the Republicans are proposing. And a clear majority of 53 percent, want the tax cuts extended only to those making less than $250,000.
So much for a clear mandate from the voters. It’s depressing that most Americans support the Democratic proposal to extend tax cuts only to the middle class, but they are getting rolled on this issue along with President Obama, despite having public opinion on their side.
Boehner is right about one thing, the only thing middle class Americans can expect from Republican lawmakers is chicken crap, and lots of it. The GOP is beholden to the big corporate donors who put them in office and now it’s time to pay up.