Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Americans Say, "Soak the Rich"

After six years of income redistribution, Americans are hungry for more, according to the latest Gallup poll:
Despite the growing focus on inequality in recent years, the 63% of Americans who say that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people is almost the same as the 60% who said this in 1984.
Americans' agreement that money and wealth need to be more evenly distributed reached a high point of 68% in April 2008, in the last year of the George W. Bush administration, and just before the full effects of the Great Recession began to take hold. Americans became slightly less likely to agree with the idea later that year and in surveys conducted in 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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