Public concern over the debt and deficit, already extensive, is only likely to increase as the so-called “fiscal cliff” approaches at the end of the year. Yet among a dozen specific options for reducing the debt and deficit, only two win majority approval from the public –- raising taxes on annual incomes over $250,000 (64% approve) and limiting corporate tax deductions (58%). In contrast, a new survey from Pew Research Center states, cuts to education are especially unpopular. Fully 75% of respondents disapprove of reducing federal education funding and 61% oppose cuts in funding for student loans.
A House Medicare for All hearing led to talk about making doctors salaried government employees.
One major Democratic alternative to the Jayapal bill is the 'Medicare X' bill.
The United State is not near the top of this list.
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