April 13, 2015

BECAUSE TAXES NEVER GO UP ANYMORE:

Five reasons Americans aren't up in arms about income taxes (Karlyn Bowman, 4/10/15, Forbes)

Ho hum. April 15. Tax Day. Nowadays it comes and goes without a ripple.

The Gallup Organization has the longest trend on taxes in the polling world, and recent findings indicate that tax fever has cooled. Since 1947, the organization has asked people "Do you consider the amount of federal income tax you have to pay too high, about right, or too low?" more than 70 times. Most of the time, people have told Gallup the amount they paid was too high. On a handful of occasions over the past seven decades, around 70 percent gave that response. But in recent years, far fewer have. The last two times Gallup has asked this question in 2013 and 2014, 50 and 52 percent, respectively, said too high.

Why doesn't the federal tax burden generate the bad feelings it once did? 

Why would we mind the tax burden when there isn't one?
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