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Big public support for closing corporate tax havens
Posted By Allan Freyer On November 22, 2013 @ 12:20 pm In NC Budget and Tax Center | Comments Disabled
Word on the street  in our nation’s capital is that prospects for a short-term budget deal may be brightening for a package that funds the federal government and replaces some or all of the sequestration spending cuts for 2014. As budget negotiators continue to work on some kind of bipartisan deal, a recent opinion survey  conducted by Hart Research Associates may have a lot to say about what this still nascent deal looks like—specifically, the overwhelming popularity of raising new revenues by closing corporate tax loopholes.
Here are some of the poll’s most important findings:
And support for new revenues spikes even higher when it comes to closing the most egregious tax loopholes, like those that promote shipping American jobs overseas or that those allow hedge fund managers to pay lower taxes than middle class families:
These kinds of results make it clear that raising new revenues by closing corporate tax loopholes has strong bipartisan support that Congressional negotiators should consider as they craft a budget deal for 2014.
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URLs in this post:
 Word on the street: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/budget-deal-hopes-are-growing-100102.html
 recent opinion survey: http://www.americansfortaxfairness.org/files/ATF-Oct-2013-Poll-Toplines-Public.pdf
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/22/big-public-support-for-closing-corporate-tax-havens/progressive-revenue-options-polling/
 Workers label federal budget deal “missed opportunity” and call for new revenues from closing corporate loopholes: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/11/workers-label-federal-budget-deal-missed-opportunity-and-call-for-new-revenues-from-closing-corporate-loopholes/
 US House approves federal budget deal, Senate poised to pass: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/16/us-house-approves-federal-budget-deal-senate-poised-to-pass/
 The new austerity agenda: What lawmakers failed to learn from the Great Depression: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/23/the-new-austerity-agenda-what-lawmakers-failed-to-learn-from-the-great-depression/
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