Tax Hikes Need Not be Fatal

Publication: The Fiscal Times

Author: Eric Pianin


10/06/2010 - Raising taxes is a high-wire act for politicians, but it’s not necessarily fatal if the cause is the right one. Or at least that’s one of the findings of a new survey conducted recently in five campaign battleground states—Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and New York.

The poll by the Pew Center on the States and the Public Policy Institute of California shows that residents are willing to accept tax increases to pay for things they consider most important. Topping the list of government programs that these voters say might warrant higher taxes: public schools from kindergarten through high school and human service programs including Medicaid health services for the poor.

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