August 10th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – August 5-7 – Deficit Reduction

TOPICS: Should supercommittee's proposal include higher taxes, domestic and military spending cuts, changes in Social Security and Medicare; opinion of taxes on the wealthy

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New CNN Poll: Majority want tax increase for wealthy and deep spending cuts
August 10th, 2011
05:30 AM ET
3 years ago

New CNN Poll: Majority want tax increase for wealthy and deep spending cuts

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans want a special congressional committee tasked with drafting a long-term solution to the nation's mounting federal deficits to include tax hikes for the wealthy and businesses and deep cuts in domestic spending, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday also indicates that the public doesn't want the super committee to propose major changes to Social Security and Medicare or increase taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC poll • Congress • Debt • Deficit
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
August 10th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Reid taps Sen. Murray to co-chair debt committee
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Tuesday that he would appoint Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Max Baucus of Montana and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to the congressional "super committee," charged with crafting a plan to cut the country's deficit. Murray, from Washington state, was tapped to co-chair the committee, Reid said in a statement.

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Group links health care with jobs in Iowa ad
August 10th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Group links health care with jobs in Iowa ad

(CNN) – As candidates swarm the Iowa airwaves ahead of the Ames Straw Poll Saturday, independent groups are also getting their share in the ad buys and keeping jobs the primary focus.

Know Your Care, a 501c3 organization that advocates for health care reform, took out a five-figure ad buy that promotes the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a law benefiting small business owners.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Iowa • Jobs
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