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Politico web site is once again sophomoric and sloppy.  It's current poll question asks:

"Would you support a tax-rate hike on millionaires?"

Stupid question.  No one is proposing a tax rate hike on millionaires.

Obama is proposing a tax-rate hike on persons (or couples) whose annual income is $250,000 a year.  There have been others (Schumer among them) who have proposed upping that to a tax-rate hike on persons (or couples) whose annual income is $1 million.  That's not what Politico is asking.

If what Politico meant was "Would you support a tax-rate hike on persons (or couples) who make $1 million or more income a year?" - then Politico's question might be useful.

There is a fundamental difference between a "millionaire" and a person (or couple) who makes $1 million or more in income in a tax year.  The tax-rate debate for years has been about the latter (income in a tax year), not about "millionaires.

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