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Income Taxes and Fairness

David1454 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 10:20 AM
The only truly relevant question is: Should YOU have to pay for the big government benefits that you want, or should SOMEONE ELSE have to pay for it? After 50 years of Liberal distributionist rhetoric about "the Rich" not paying enough, the majority of Americans are strongly in favor of SOMEONE ELSE paying for it. Is this surprising? Most Americans pay either no income tax or a pittance. Not only are they satisfied with their tax burden, but they want it increased on EVERYONE ELSE!

The percentage of Americans who think their income tax is fair has fallen to 55%, the lowest level since 2001 according to a recent Gallup Poll on Income Tax Fairness.

Gallup's history of asking this question stretches back to the 1940s. From 1943 through 1945, during World War II, few Americans complained about their taxes, with an average of 87% of Americans saying their taxes were fair. That dropped down to an average of 61% in 1946, the first year after the war.