Survey shows most Americans are in favor of "TARP tax"

01/28/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Almost 60% of respondents to a recent survey about the "Troubled Asset Relief Program tax" said they supported the tax when it was described as a "responsibility fee" that would "discourage big bonus payouts and ensure the big banks that caused the crisis pay for the bailout." However, about 40% of respondents opposed the fee when they were told banks would pass on the cost to consumers and restrict small-business lending.

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