Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 4, 2011

To balance the federal budget, which of the following would be the first step you would take?

The answer is to increase taxes on the wealthy or at least that is what 61% think is the best solution according to a 60 minutes\Vanity Fair poll.

TOTAL >$50K $50K–$100K >$100K
Increase taxes on

the wealthy

61% 67% 58% 46%
Cut defense spending 20 20 22 20
Cut Medicare 4 2 5 10
Cut Social Security 3 1 5 6

To answer the questions yourself, visit the 60 Minutes homepage at


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