- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Poll: Tax rich to pay for health bill
WASHINGTON -- A new Associated Press poll finds that Americans favor taxing the rich to pay for covering those without health insurance.
Of the approaches Congress is considering to pay for President Obama's health care overhaul, the only one that got majority support in the AP poll was a new income tax on upper-income people.
That's the approach House Democrats took in their health care bill, which passed earlier this month. The poll found 57 percent in favor of the idea, and 36 percent opposed.
In contrast, the public does not favor a tax on high-value insurance plans under consideration in the Senate.
Fifty-six percent were opposed and only 29 percent in favor of that idea, which is also opposed by organized labor.