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Americans' opinions about taxes

The results of a recent poll of more than 15-hundred Americans by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press are interesting.
Pew found that “The number of Americans who feel they pay more than their fair share of federal taxes has dropped significantly over the past decade .. from 55% in 2000 to 38% today.” 52% say they pay the right amount in taxes. But fewer see the overall tax system as even moderately fair … 43%, down from 51% eight years ago.
Six-in-ten – 59% -- say so much is wrong with the tax system that Congress should completely change it.
In this Pew survey, 57% say what bothers them most about the tax system is their perception that wealthy people are not paying their fair share. 28% say what bothers them most is the complexity of the system, while just 11% say they’re most concerned because their taxes are too high.
The poll was taken in early December.
Our thought for today is from Benjamin Franklin:
“But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes!”

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01/06/2012 1:08AM
Americans' opinions about taxes
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