Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tax Poll

Gallop did a survey asking whether people think they pay too much, too little, or just the right amount of taxes. For the entire survey group, 48% thinks they pay too much, 45% think it's the right amount, and 3% think they pay too little.

If you look at the breakdown by income, 44% of people making <$20k per year think they pay too much. Now the question specifically asks about federal taxes. People making <$20k don't pay federal taxes; in fact, most probably get a "refund" due to credits and other wealth redistribution gimmicks. Maybe they think they deserve more entitlements while not contributing into the tax base.

On the other side of the scale, there are 3% of people making >$75k that think they pay too little taxes. Maybe they have really good tax accountants... or these could be the super rich liberal Hollywood director/producer types that thinks everyone should pay more so their pet social projects can get public funding.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

speaking for the recipient of the redistribution of wealth category, i'm disappointed that they didn't ask the question on "are you satisfied with how much money you are getting from the government?" for the record, i'm not satisfied with what the government is giving to me.

as you can see, i'm out of the great firewall's clutches. disappointed there are no k-pop girls postings while i was away. you should have at least 1 k-pop girl posting for every 2 rants about taxes or chinese government