They say Election Day isn't over until the last ballot is counted. They're wrong. Election Day isn't over until you get the results of the Ten-Foot Poll! Our survey of 1,423 randomly invented voters provides the insights you won't find anywhere else.
When you pull a lever on Tuesday, you may think you are voting for one candidate or another, but, in the big picture, the vote won't be for a person. Instead, you will be voting based on these opposing principles.
Thanks to the Income Defense Industry, the U.S. tax system is a boondoggle for a tiny group at the top. And that's even before factoring in the regressive impact of sales taxes, state incomes taxes, and especially social security and Medicare.
Tea Partiers want to cut the favorite target of conservatives -- "entitlements." The only problem with that is that most folks don't call these programs "entitlements," most folks call them "my Social Security check."
The same wealth imbalance that destroyed the U.S. economy in the 1930's exists today. If we allow the wealthy to usurp hard-working American's buying power, the country will continue to slide deeper into poverty.
Of course Tea Party activists are "genuinely concerned for their children and grandchildren" but unwittingly, the movement aims to usher in a sad era of national decline for children and grandchildren.
Government and the services it provides aren't all that has changed for the worse since we cut tax rates for the very, very rich. These tax cuts have also caused the relationship between big businesses and the rest of us to deteriorate, too. Here is why.