Even Fox News’ own poll says plurality of Americans want some Bush tax cuts to expire and one host just can’t believe it.
50 percent of Americans favor letting taxes increase on at least the richest Americans, according to a Fox News and Opinion Dynamics survey taken July 27-28. 44 percent want to keep the lower tax rates for everyone.
Of the Americans that favored raising taxes on some Americans, 36 percent want to keep the tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 while 14 percent want to let all the Bush tax cuts expire.
“I’m astounded that a plurality there, 50 percent, said they should go up on some level,” said Fox News host Alisyn Camerota Monday.
“Asking people if they like tax cuts is asking if they like chocolate ice cream. Everybody likes tax cuts yet 50 percent there — if you added the bottom two categories together — think there should be some tax hike of some kind,” she explained.
Fox News host Steve Doocy took the opportunity to speak for Americans. “Because ultimately we would like to keep our own money because ultimately we don’t trust Washington to spend it effectively,” he said.
“Indeed,” Camerota agreed. “That was your campaign speech. Nice.”
This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Aug. 2, 2010.