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The rich are different – at least when it comes to their beliefs about education and social contracts safety nets.

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Category: Research, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

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10 Responses to “What the 1% Believe vs the Public”

  1. WickedGreen says:

    ” … that doesn’t help them … ”

  2. wally says:

    You’d expect them to be more selfish – and they are.

  3. DeDude says:

    A lot more sociopathic attitudes among the 1% than the general population. Not a big surprise considering how many of them got there.

  4. censeo says:

    No surprises. And there shouldn’t be. It’s why we’re in the mess we’re in.

  5. gordo365 says:

    The nearly 50% that support increase of payroll tax cap aren’t being selfish

    • Frwip says:

      Because a good chunk of the 1% sources of income is not in wages, and what they earn in wages is way above the cap, and even raising the cap a bit would make a small dent. So one into the other, they are not affected that much.

      A question like “remove the payroll tax cap” or “subject all incomes to Social Security” would generate very different responses :-)

  6. Iamthe50percent says:

    I’m very surprised to see so much support in the general public for Social Security privatization. Maybe they see it as an alternative to the cuts that both Parties have been touting.

  7. PianoDoc says:

    In a way, the graphs show how similar people are – that people favor the policies that they stand to benefit from. Despite what both sides might say, that there’s an inherent good to this or that policy, the truth may very well be a bit simpler.

  8. cschene says:

    The money changers who have bribed their way into having a lock hold on our government will not change unless they are afraid of us: The consequence of not giving up that power must, in their perception, be far worse than the status quo.

    If you take even a cursory look through US history these transition points have always resulted in some bloodshed and loss of life. The racial protests and anti war protests of the 60′s and 70′s, the strikes and rise of union in the progressive era resulted in many deaths before change actually happened.

    If those who control the capital do not give up some power and let things even out a bit, it will likely mean the elimination of capitalism in the western world at least for some period of time and if that happens they will lose most of their wealth through punitive tax laws or force of arms.