More than 80% of Black Americans say they want local law enforcement to spend the same amount or more time in their neighborhoods as they currently do, according to a Gallup poll conducted last month.
When asked whether they want the police to spend more time, the same amount of time, or less time than they currently do in their area, 61% of black Americans said they wanted the police presence to remain the same.
Meanwhile, 20% said they wanted police to increase their presence within their neighborhood. Just 19% said they would like to see police spend less time in their community.
The June 23-July 6 Gallup Panel survey also revealed that of the four racial/ethnic groups polled — Asian, black, white, and Hispanic Americans — Asian Americans are the most likely to want less of a police presence in their area, polling at 28%.
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As the White House and House and Senate leaders continue trying to decide how to distribute more deficit spending on items tagged “coronavirus,” Democrats have come under fire for pushing a $137 billion tax break for the wealthy. The proposal, which was also part of a 1,800-page bill the Democrat-led House passed in May, would remove the current $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions from federal taxes through 2021.
The richest Americans use this tax break, which effectively subsidizes high-tax states by lowering their fiscal burdens to high-income taxpayers. The Tax Policy Center, an affiliate of the Brookings Institution, estimated the proposal would give an average tax cut of $33,000 to the top 1 percent of income earners. Over half of the benefits of the proposal would go to that top 1 percent.
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