Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich aren’t taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they’re too high as well.

Those are some of the results from an Associated Press-GfK poll.

The poll also finds that most people in the U.S. support President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise investment taxes on high-income families.

The findings echo the populist messages of two liberal senators — Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — being courted by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party to run for president in 2016.

The findings also add weight to Obama’s push to raise taxes on the rich and use some of that money to lower taxes on the middle class.

Obama calls his approach “middle-class economics,” but it’s not flying with Republicans.


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