Are you comfortable with the amount of taxes you are paying? According to the latest Rasmussen poll, when the average American thinks about all the services provided by their federal, state and local governments, 75% of voters nationwide say the average American should pay no more than 20% of their income in taxes.
Sixty-six percent (66%) believe that America is overtaxed. Only 25% disagree.
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.
Sixty-five percent (65%) believe that the middle class pays a larger share of their income in taxes than the wealthy. A national sales tax remains unpopular, and most oppose ‘sin taxes’ on junk food and soft drinks.
Last week’s revelation that 47% of Americans pay no income tax was a sobering revelation to many taxpayers. “No wonder our taxes are so high if only half the people in America are paying income taxes,” said one citizen.
A few questions for reflection follow. Are you satisfied with the amount of taxes you are paying? Do you feel that you are paying more than you should be? Do you feel that congressional spending is giving you your money’s worth of goods and services for the amount of federal taxes you are paying?
Data Source: Rasmussen Poll 4/11/10