It’s Still About the Recession

    Eighty two percent of Americans polled by Gallup this week agree that we are still in a recession, yet most hesitate on how to define it. There is consensus though, on worrying about the economy – starting with employment and who should be taxed the most. Also, the latest on midterm election predictions and more on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Eighty two percent of Americans polled by Gallup this week agree that we are still in a recession, yet most hesitate on how to define it. There is consensus though, on worrying about the economy – starting with employment and who should be taxed the most. Also, the latest on midterm election predictions and more on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    1.  President Obama  reiterated his support for allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire  —  and at the same time proposed new tax credits for businesses. Opposition to the President’ tax policy runs along party lines.

    2.  Assessing the need for a new stimulus package.

    3.  This weekend marks the anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC.   Now, some nine years later, how concerned are Americans about terrorism?    You might be surprised.

    …and more.

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