Monday, April 12, 2010

Taxed Too Much Already: Americans Across the Board Agree, Per Rasmussen Read more:

As the author of this article states, the biggest surprise is that lower income voters are more likely to believe we are overtaxed. Maybe they are beginning to understand that government does not create jobs, the free market does. There is still hope for change back from socialism.

Here are just a few of the more interesting items (not presented in the same order as in the original post):

When thinking about all the services provided by federal, state and local governments, 75% of voters nationwide say the average American should pay no more than 20% of their income in taxes.
However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most voters (55%) believe the average American actually pays 30% or more of their income in taxes.

Lower income voters are more likely than others to believe the nation is overtaxed.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of Republicans believe the nation is overtaxed. So do 73% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democrats are evenly divided on the question.

Among those who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement, 96% believe the nation is overtaxed, and only one percent (1%) disagree.

Currently, only eight percent (8%) believe their taxes will be cut during the Obama presidency, while 46% expect a tax hike.

Not surprisingly, the tax issue provokes a wide gap between the Political Class and Mainstream Americans. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Mainstream American voters believe the nation is overtaxed, while 74% of those in the Political Class disagree.
Read article here.

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