Skip to comments.66% Say America Is Overtaxed
Posted on 04/11/2010 11:35:13 AM PDT by SmartInsight
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.
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Newt Gingrich made those points in his speech at the SRLC.
Hey, great! Please put me in touch with some of that 25% — I’d like them to pay my taxes. Seriously, if they think we’re under-taxed, they are more than welcome to cover some of the rest of us.
Good for them.
Didn't they reach that point in 2000?
47 % of Americans pay no tax. Just a matter of time until it’s 51%, ever voting themselves more benefits (entitlements). Bodes ill for the nation.
>> Lower income voters are more likely than others to believe the nation is overtaxed.
And that makes perfect sense.
They have barely begun to tax.
So even some of those who live off of government are starting to see the light?
Come on over and join us!
The remainder don't pay taxes.
What they really mean is that they are overtaxed, and everybody else is undertaxed.
Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that guy behind the tree.
I'm willing to bet ALL of that 24% is in the group of 47% that pays no Federal Income Tax and in states with no income tax.
Life support then removed...
We are not over-taxed—we are overspent—and as a consequence, our taxes are too high. Taxes follow spending, but it would be better policy to focus on spending cuts. Tax cuts would follow.
Democrats, tax and spend, tax and spend.
The republic will end when people realize they can vote themselves money. -- Ben Franklin
I would love to know who that 25% is. The one’s that pay nothing perhaps?
I was thinking the same thing and am thinking, those are probably the one’s that are paying no federal taxes at all.
In my younger days I didn’t pay too much attention to politics, although my faith and family led me on a generally conservative road.
The thing that woke me up and set me down that road with both hands on the wheel and pedal to the floor was my first year of self-employment. Actually, April of the following year. The 15th to be precise.
When they refer to half the people paying no taxes, they are talking about INCOME taxes.
But everyone pays taxes on gasoline, and a lot of hidden taxes — and with Obamacare, people will pay Medicare taxes on investment income and so on, and wait until Obama starts a VAT, so in reality everyone is overtaxed, and more people are starting to realize it.
Everyone that works and has an income should pay some amount of tax. They need to pay their fair share to take care of this country. The Fair Tax could take care of this but this administration wouldn’t get rid of the other taxes. I have heard it said that even if they put in a Flat Tax on everyones income, of only 10%, the government would have more money than they could spend. I’m sure they would find a way to spend it though.
Did you hear about the concept of cutting SPENDING?
Also — Reagan proved it that cutting taxes actually increases tax revenue, because it stimulates the economy, and people pay a lower percentage of MORE income generated.
I remember candidate Obama was asked in a TV interview, whether he still wants to raise taxes, even though that hurts the economy and he replied that yes, he does, to make it “fairer” to everyone - i.e. redistribute income. I don’t have the clip — but the Republicans should have run that as an ad 24/7.
This is a result I did not expect.
Fixed it. They still pay other State and Federal taxes. But, yeah...I hate when people vote to raise other people's taxes.
Where was that 66% in November of 2008!!!
“Where was that 66% in November of 2008!!!”
Obama promised to cut taxes and the suckers believed him.
“These figures help explain why candidate Barack Obama promised to cut taxes for 95% of all Americans during Election 2008. ... Currently, only eight percent (8%) believe their taxes will be cut during the Obama presidency, while 46% expect a tax hike. “
The American Revolution = War over taxes
I agree wholeheartedly. Even if only 3% of their salary. Everyone needs a stake in the financial responsibility of this country.
The Fair Tax could take care of this but this administration wouldnt get rid of the other taxes.
Until spending is cut and the budget is balanced, it really does not much matter what method we use to collect taxes.
“lower income” voters needs to be defined for this poll...does it mean the $25,000 crowd who sucks drugs on the weekend and lives with his girlfriend or the regular working folks with car, house, two kids.......
I’m all for cutting spending,but the idiots in Washington have saddled us with a huge debt that has to be repaid.
I thought the Republicans spent like drunken sailors during the last half of the Bush administration,then Obama and friends showed up and sset a new standard.
“Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of taxes. Thirty-four percent (34%) trust Democrats more on the issue. Republicans also are trusted more on health care and the economy. “
I’d like to know the demographics of the 25% who disagree. I’ll bet a large number of them pay little or nothing in federal income tax.
I think the 25% are some idiot Democrats, the likes of Soros.
I remember some really rich Democrats put an ad in the NYT a few years back that taxes should be raised, but I haven’t heard any of them donating a few extra dollars to the Federal government to help out.
I was thinking the same thing!
Don't forget that the democRATS took over congress in January, 2007 and have had control of the purse strings since that time. That's not to say that spending under Republican control was exceptionally thrifty, but the real skyrocket took place when the rats were running the show.
Obambi didn't "inherit" the spending of FY 2008 & 2009 from the Republicans - those budgets were crafted by the left.
66% Say America Is Overtaxed,
53% of American households pay Federal Income taxes. (in 2009)
13% of Americans who don’t even pay Federal income taxes think the country is overtaxed.
What prevents the 25% who disagree from sending more of their money to the federal government? Or better yet to a charity? Nothing. They’re just the ones who won’t send their money but want everyone else’s money for their pet projects, their desiderata, their pipe dreams.
The remaining 34% don’t pay taxes .
And that is one reason why the taxation issue is a loser for conservatives. The issues we win on are defense and liberty along with the fact that the government has gotten too big and intrusive. It's about more than just our money now. It's about the money that our children and grandchildren will have to pay.
The other 34% are living off the dole.
Since congress is to blame for most of this crisis;;since many of them are millionaires in their own right, pensions will be reduced 90%, for others, 50% no Wash. blah blah should receive over 50,000 a yr. from the taxpayer. ‘’Qualified’’ people would avoid working for the gov’t you say? ‘’ Hey Ethyl, that’s what got us into this mess to start with.’’ We’d be so much better of if they had of avoided it.
Keep in mind that most taxes are hidden. You pay them when you pay for the milk at the grocery store, its embedded int he price. Most people have no clue just how much tax they pay.
Shift the tax toward the rich, it just winds up in the price of milk. You still pay it. The rich don’t pay tax, they collect it.
The 25% are undoubtedly those who live off of our taxes.
That will be the downfall of this country.
It makes me sick with worry, and sad and angry. Very, very angry.
This guy is right on about Obama! Spread these videos around, folks!
The first bit is sarcastic just in case you don’t realize it.
Note that everything this guy predicted a year ago has come true. Finally, his skit on “Wiggers” is hilarious.
The 25% that disagrees doesn’t pay any.
If this translates into Democrats being hauled away to the edge of town on a rail, tarred and feathered, and dumped, this nation has a chance to survive.If Democrats survive this November, the United States of America is finished. Get used to it!
the remaining 34% think America is over-white.