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The votes are in, and Vern Buchanan's constituents want some tax increases



Politicians are increasingly fond of online surveys and few use them as much as Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota. In the latest he asks, "President Obama and Congressional Republicans are trying to negotiate a debt reduction agreement. How should such a plan be structured?"

The results, as of this blog post, show overwhelming support for the balanced approach Obama is seeking. Nearly 62 percent of the people who voted in his unscientific poll said they want half spending cuts and half tax increases. Buchanan, however, has stood with the rest of his party in opposing any new taxes.


[Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:10am]


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