In our new America, if you don’t get exactly what you want, it’s good form to yell, stomp your feet and make totally incoherent signs to wave around our nation’s capital. People who didn’t like the idea of poor people getting non-emergency room health care, dressed up as Sam Adams and yelled about socialism and Nazism. People who could never quite get enough meat in one KFC value meal complained and complained until the Colonel introduced the Double Down sandwich. Of course, nothing gets the unwashed masses more fired up than paying taxes. Sure, they’re cool with the benefits of taxes — the FDA, parks, public works, libraries, sanitary water, etc. — but the idea of actually paying for services rendered? Well that there’s capitalism!! Um…
This all struck us as noteworthy today because FOX News has quite a startling nugget today from the good — read, “incredibly partisan and terrible at polling — pollsters at Rasmussen.
Two-thirds of American voters believe we are overtaxed as a nation, but only the tiniest minority — 8 percent — believe they will see any tax cuts during the Obama presidency, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday.
As Americans finish their last minute files ahead of Tax Day on April 15, a vast majority of voters — 75 percent — think average Americans should pay no more than 20 percent of their income in taxes.
Some 81 percent of Republicans believe the nation is overtaxed, as do 73 percent of independents. Democrats are evenly divided on the question.
OMG, people hate paying taxes! what a startling discovery! Actually, it is kind of startling that two-thirds of Americans think taxes are too high, though. Why? Well, last week Matt Drudge was irate about the socialist finding that only half of all Americans even pay income taxes!
So what gives, America? Forty-seven percent of the people in this country paid no income taxes in 2009, yet two-thirds of us think taxes are too high. Since when is ZERO taxes too many taxes? Christ almighty! How many 900-oz. DQ Blizzards do you people need to buy?