This poll was in yahoo’s financial section, which you wouldn’t think would be filled with morons.
What would you like to see out of any potential tax reforms?
Make a flat tax (57173)
Steeper sliding scale (8171)
Increase the sales tax (2625)
Raise corporate taxes (9914)
Lets let an economist explain why a flat tax would be worse for the middle class and poor.
PAUL KRUGMAN: A flat tax would either (a) be much higher for most people than the tax they currently pay or (b) raise much less revenue than the current system.
I probably don’t need to explain why (a) would be bad.
(b) means a bigger annual budget deficit, which cons have pretended to fiercely care about since 2009.
Of course, this is another case of the right-wing propagandists at yahoo doing their worst.
“steeper sliding scale” .. wtf do they mean by that? I expect that means raise taxes on the rich to a more historically normal rate, but its hard to say. This is the answer that any rational adult would pick.