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66% Say America Is Overtaxed
Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 11, 2010 | Rasmussen

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010polls; angrymob; bhotaxincrease; elections; enoughalready; obama; overtaxedalready; poll; taxes; teaparty
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The November elections are the best shot for the Republicans in a generation -- as long as they are bold in opposing Obama's government takeover, tax, tax, tax and spend agenda and will remind people that the GOP stands for lower taxes and smaller government, then mean it.

Newt Gingrich made those points in his speech at the SRLC.

1 posted on 04/11/2010 11:35:13 AM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight

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TAXED

ENOUGH

ALREADY


2 posted on 04/11/2010 11:36:46 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


3 posted on 04/11/2010 11:36:46 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: SmartInsight
The November elections are the best shot for the Republicans in a generation

Good for them.

Didn't they reach that point in 2000?

4 posted on 04/11/2010 11:36:58 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: SmartInsight

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.


5 posted on 04/11/2010 11:37:44 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SmartInsight

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

And that makes perfect sense.


6 posted on 04/11/2010 11:38:30 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: SmartInsight

They have barely begun to tax.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 11:38:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: SmartInsight
66% Say America Is Overtaxed

So even some of those who live off of government are starting to see the light?

Come on over and join us!

8 posted on 04/11/2010 11:38:50 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SmartInsight
66% Say America Is Overtaxed

The remainder don't pay taxes.

9 posted on 04/11/2010 11:39:14 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


10 posted on 04/11/2010 11:39:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SmartInsight
"Only 25% disagree"

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.

11 posted on 04/11/2010 11:39:43 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Socialism is for people who've given up.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Bodes ill for the nation.

Life support then removed...

12 posted on 04/11/2010 11:40:00 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


13 posted on 04/11/2010 11:41:50 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SmartInsight

Democrats, tax and spend, tax and spend.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 11:42:07 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Just a matter of time until it’s 51%, ever voting themselves more benefits (entitlements).

The republic will end when people realize they can vote themselves money. -- Ben Franklin

15 posted on 04/11/2010 11:42:45 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SmartInsight

I would love to know who that 25% is. The one’s that pay nothing perhaps?


16 posted on 04/11/2010 11:43:12 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I was thinking the same thing and am thinking, those are probably the one’s that are paying no federal taxes at all.


17 posted on 04/11/2010 11:44:03 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


18 posted on 04/11/2010 11:44:07 AM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
We couldn't afford to cut taxes for at least a generation,the deficit won't allow it.
19 posted on 04/11/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: The Sons of Liberty; The_Media_never_lie

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.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 11:45:44 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

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.


21 posted on 04/11/2010 11:46:59 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Farmer Dean

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.


22 posted on 04/11/2010 11:49:33 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight
Lower income voters are more likely than others to believe the nation is overtaxed.

This is a result I did not expect.

23 posted on 04/11/2010 11:49:35 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: SmartInsight

bump


24 posted on 04/11/2010 11:50:05 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: The_Media_never_lie
47 % of Americans pay no income tax.

Fixed it. They still pay other State and Federal taxes. But, yeah...I hate when people vote to raise other people's taxes.

25 posted on 04/11/2010 11:50:29 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: SmartInsight

Where was that 66% in November of 2008!!!


26 posted on 04/11/2010 11:50:54 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

“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. “


27 posted on 04/11/2010 11:52:56 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight

The American Revolution = War over taxes

BEWARE LIBERALS


28 posted on 04/11/2010 11:54:21 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: RC2
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.

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 wouldn’t 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.

29 posted on 04/11/2010 11:54:31 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: SmartInsight

“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.......


30 posted on 04/11/2010 11:54:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


31 posted on 04/11/2010 12:02:23 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: All

“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. “


32 posted on 04/11/2010 12:03:09 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Please put me in touch with some of that 25% — I’d like them to pay my taxes. I'd be willing to bet a small portion of my lunch money that the vast majority of that 25% are the freeloaders that are getting some form of welfare or another - free school lunches, medicaid, "earned" income credit, food stamps, "research" grants, or some other piece of the pie. They want more of our money, but they don't want to earn it.
33 posted on 04/11/2010 12:03:11 PM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


34 posted on 04/11/2010 12:06:08 PM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: meyer; JimRed

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.


35 posted on 04/11/2010 12:08:27 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
66% Say America Is Overtaxed
The remainder don't pay taxes.

I was thinking the same thing!

36 posted on 04/11/2010 12:09:07 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Farmer Dean
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.

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.

37 posted on 04/11/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


38 posted on 04/11/2010 12:15:20 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: SmartInsight

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.


39 posted on 04/11/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: SmartInsight

The remaining 34% don’t pay taxes .


40 posted on 04/11/2010 12:22:31 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
47 % of Americans pay no tax.

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.

41 posted on 04/11/2010 12:26:09 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: SmartInsight

The other 34% are living off the dole.


42 posted on 04/11/2010 12:28:46 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


43 posted on 04/11/2010 12:39:43 PM PDT by Waco (Kalifonia don't need no stenkin oil and no stenkin revenu)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


44 posted on 04/11/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by marron
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To: ThunderSleeps

The 25% are undoubtedly those who live off of our taxes.


45 posted on 04/11/2010 1:26:23 PM PDT by cookiedough
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To: The_Media_never_lie

That will be the downfall of this country.

It makes me sick with worry, and sad and angry. Very, very angry.


46 posted on 04/11/2010 1:27:08 PM PDT by cookiedough
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To: SmartInsight

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Ua3Y81kUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9sjgukhVsA&feature=channel


47 posted on 04/11/2010 1:29:31 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: SmartInsight

The 25% that disagrees doesn’t pay any.


48 posted on 04/11/2010 1:49:17 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: SmartInsight

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!


49 posted on 04/11/2010 2:29:46 PM PDT by stevem
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To: SmartInsight

the remaining 34% think America is over-white.


50 posted on 04/11/2010 3:21:33 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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