However, that is not what their constituents want. A few polls show that roughly 48% of Citizens want the tax cuts extended only for those making $250,000 or less. 37% want the rich to partake in the extension. A bold 14% want to end the tax cuts for everyone - those are the people who are serious about bringing down the deficit. And to round things out, 2% surveyed had no opinion. So, at total of 62% of 'constituents' do not want tax cuts extended to the rich.
When these FACTS are evaluated - how can the republicans claim to be listening to the voters? How can they say with a straight face that they want to reduce the deficit?
Here are my calculations on the polls conducted :