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66% Say America Is Overtaxed

Sunday, April 11, 2010

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.

Sixty-six percent (66%) believe that America is overtaxed. Only 25% disagree.

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

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 (see more about the Political Class and Mainstream Americans).

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.

These figures help explain why candidate Barack Obama promised to cut taxes for 95% of all Americans during Election 2008. Shortly after the election, Scott Rasmussen wrote a Wall Street Journal column noting how Obama won the White House by campaigning like Ronald Reagan. Currently, only eight percent (8%) believe their taxes will be cut during the Obama presidency, while 46% expect a tax hike.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/april_2010/66_say_america_is_overtaxed

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Ha, of course the political class doesn't think that people are taxed enough.

How silly of anyone to think we aren't taxed enough. I mean the more we're taxed, the more money the political class has to toss around and do with as they please.

We've been overtaxed for awhile now. The problem though is and always has been the government spending across the board.

The question that these idiots who think we need to be taxed more should ask themselves is: If I have to stick to a budget and you have to stick to a budget, then why the hell doesn't the government have to stick to a budget?

The government needs to learn to live within its means. Unfortunately for us though, the government thinks its means is how much money it can print and how much it can collect in new taxes and new ways of creatively creating taxes without having it appear as said taxes. :bonk:


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Seeing as how we have huge record deficits then I say we are not taxed enough. If we actually pay our bills then we can see what it actually costs and then make smarter decisions if we want to spend money on certain things.As it stands now we are spending money like never before but our taxes remain the same, since we see no correlation then we continue to ask for more.

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Overtaxed! What hallucinogens are you guys on?

Edited by Ali G.

"I believe in the power of the free market, but a free market was never meant to

be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it." President Obama

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Pretty much the Socialists then. :whistle:

Dude, this stick the word "socialist" into every single argument is getting old.

Strangely enough it's the "socialist" than can buy four houses in Texas - in cash - for the price of one in their own country.

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"I believe in the power of the free market, but a free market was never meant to

be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it." President Obama

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Dude, the stick the word "socialist" in every argument is getting old.

Strangely enough it's the "socialist" than can buy four houses in Texas - in cash - for the price of one in their own country.

Why are you proud that housing is 4 times the cost of ours? That would seem to be a negative to me.

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Strangely enough it's the "socialist" than can buy four houses in Texas - in cash - for the price of one in their own country.

Which means that houses are much more affordable in Texas than in the socialist's

home country, which is bad news for the socialist and good news for Texas.

Why are you proud that housing is 4 times the cost of ours? That would seem to be a negative to me.

Indeed.


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Which means that houses are much more affordable in Texas than in the socialist's

home country, which is bad news for the socialist and good news for Texas.

Indeed.

Yes and Texas has jobs a balanced budget and no income taxes and awesome resources. Also I also own houses and several parcels of land and even built a business with my own hands for my babe last year that is successful out of the gate surprisingly. (expected 6-12 months)

Life is good here. Been there and seen that so know what I talk of.

But then again I work harded for what I have and earned.

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Why are you proud that housing is 4 times the cost of ours? That would seem to be a negative to me.

Cheap house prices tend to indicate a poorer performing economy. Not to mention, the lack of desire for people to live there.

Nevertheless, that was just one indicator off the top of my head. The fact is that the libertarian approach towards government, taxes and a society does not hold any water. In reality, it's actually the opposite that is succeeding and delivering the goods abroad.


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Life is good here. Been there and seen that so know what I talk of.

Yes, I can see everyone rushing to go to Texas. Nevertheless, if that is the case then why does every second car in my area have Texas plates.


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Which means that houses are much more affordable in Texas than in the socialist's

home country, which is bad news for the socialist and good news for Texas.

But, that means you actually have to live in Texas, which is an enormous minus. :lol:

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But, that means you actually have to live in Texas, which is an enormous minus. :lol:

A half a million salary couldn't get me in Texass.


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be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it." President Obama

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