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What is the best way to reform U.S. health care?

  • Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaCare") (6%,)
  • ObamaCare, but change it to require Obama's promises regarding patient choice to actually occur (17%,)
  • 100% U.S. government run (aka "single payer system") (34%,)
  • As it was before, mainly market based, but with Medicare & Medicaid (19%,)
  • Replace ObamaCare with specific changes such as tort reform, tax incentives to employers, & allowing insurance purchases across state lines (29%,)

Start Date: December 4, 2013 @ 7:54 AM
End Date: No Expiry

What is the best way of broadening the tax base to increase federal tax revenues?

  • Institute a national sales (VAT) tax (31%,)
  • Reduce tax expenditures and refundable credits (31%,)
  • Alter the existing income tax brackets (8%,)
  • Increase payroll taxes (7%,)
  • Who needs to broaden the tax base? Tax the rich into oblivion! (23%,)

Start Date: October 23, 2012 @ 8:43 AM
End Date: No Expiry

What do you predict the inflation rate will be at December 31, 2013?

  • Less than 1% (8%,)
  • Between 1 and 2% (19%,)
  • Between 2 and 4% (25%,)
  • Between 4 and 6% (14%,)
  • More than 6% (34%,)

Start Date: January 4, 2012 @ 1:19 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How do we reduce the U.S. deficit?

  • Spending cuts only (25%,)
  • Mostly spending cuts with some tax increases (31%,)
  • Approximately equal spending cuts and tax increases (23%,)
  • Mostly tax increases with some spending cuts (12%,)
  • Tax increases only (2%,)
  • There is no problem. Why are we bothering with this? (7%,)

Start Date: July 19, 2011 @ 9:13 AM
End Date: No Expiry

How do we reduce deficit spending for entitlements?

  • Increase the age when benefits become available (39%,)
  • Reduce benefits for middle & upper income families (17%,)
  • Reduce everyone's benefits (19%,)
  • Eliminate medical treatment for terminal illness & conditions (13%,)
  • Tax entitlement benefits (11%,)
  • Tax the rich ("Rich" means someone other than me) (47%,)
  • There is no problem. Worry about this later (1%,)

Start Date: April 27, 2011 @ 8:29 AM
End Date: No Expiry

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