GOP clings to positions rejected by the American people

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

On the same day that the top campaign advisor to Willard "Mittens" Romney, Stuart Stevens, penned an op-ed in in the Washington Post saying that Romney can take solace in the fact that he won the right kind of voters — “On Nov. 6, Mitt Romney carried the majority of every economic group
except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income,” — class war anyone? — the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds:

Sixty percent of all Americans back higher taxes on higher incomes in
the new Post-ABC data
. Earlier this month, an identical 60 percent of
voters in the presidential election said income taxes should be raised
on income over $250,000, according to the national exit poll.

Only 44 percent support new limitations on the deductions people can
claim on their federal income taxes
— a proposal that former
Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney put forward during his unsuccessful
2012 presidential campaign.

Even fewer — 30 percent — favor raising the age for Medicare from 65 to 67, part of a bid by Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker to avert the automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would hit if there is no deal by the end of the year.


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The so-called "fiscal cliff" austerity crisis negotiations could be resolved today if Tea-Publicans would just stop clinging to positions rejected by the American people. Elections have consequences, Tea-Publicans made their case, and they lost. It is time for compromise — give the American people what they voted for.

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