Read time: 1 minute

New AEI Poll: You Really Don't Hate Paying Taxes

As crazy as the tea party movement is over taxes along with Limbaugh/Palin/O'Reilly and the rest of the teabaggers, a new survey by the very conservat

As crazy as the tea party movement is over taxes along with Limbaugh/Palin/O'Reilly and the rest of the teabaggers, a new survey by the very conservative American Enterprise Institute says that Americans feel they are paying just about the right amount of taxes and that Bush's tax cuts only helped the rich and Big Business and should be ended.

Dan Froomkin:

For all the grousing about taxes these days, a new survey concludes that it's doing taxes rather than paying them that really rankles.

A plurality of Americans think they're paying about the right amount in taxes, and a significant majority say they're paying the fair amount.

There is widespread agreement that the rich and corporations are paying too little in taxes. And a majority of Americans think the Bush tax cuts helped the rich the most and should be eliminated

Americans are also vastly more concerned right now about unemployment and the economy than they are about taxes -- or deficits, for that matter.

A troubling answer that Dan highlights is that Americans, by a slim margin, prefer Republicans over Democrats when it comes to taxes. We can thank the right wing noise machine for that. Only in America can a president like George Bush screw up the country for almost a decade and in a blink of an eye it's lost on most people that all these conservatives acting like racist sore losers stood by every one of Bush's economic policies.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team