From our President
"The American people are sold," President Obama said.
"The American people are sold, I just want to repeat that."
"You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren't sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."
The point he is trying to make is that 80% of the people in the US support higher taxes as part of the deficit reduction package. Not sure I have seen a poll number this high, but let's assume our dear leader would not lie to us. But let's be clear on what this means - 80% of the people in the US support higher taxes on other people.