Majority of Americans Support Balanced Deficit Reduction Plan

As the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction begins meeting this week, Democrats are pushing for a balanced plan that doesn't balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and seniors and ensures the wealthy and corporations pay a fair share of deficit reduction. And according to a WSJ/NBC poll released today, the American public agrees with this approach.

Here’s a look at the numbers:

  • 60 percent of Americans support a plan to reduce the deficit by ending the Bush tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or more per year.
  • 56 percent support a plan that reduces the deficit through a combination of tax increases and spending cuts.
  • And only 37 percent support a plan that reduces the deficit by only cutting spending while preserving tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

We hope Republicans will listen to the American people and work with Democrats on a balanced plan to bring down our deficit, strengthen the solvency of our entitlements, support job creation, and protect the middle class and seniors.