The problem with the poll question
Reader comment on: Polling a Child Tax Credit
Submitted by Abby & Ben Schachter (United States), Nov 18, 2014 18:57
How many more respondents would have supported option B of the poll question you cite if it had included a line about across the board tax cuts. Option A talks of tax credits for some with offsetting tax increases for others. Option B doesn't get that specific and is therefore less of a "plan" than option A. No wonder then that more people prefer it.
As parents to four children, it is tempting to favor increasing child tax credits but as adult taxpayers who want to be left alone by social planners in Washington, we can't get behind social engineering that seems more in line with our values.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Love the joint comment! As a parent of three, I agree with you.
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