Monday, April 15, 2013

Are Americans starting to disbelieve the "Rich don't pay their fair share of taxes" myth?

Maybe.  The American Enterprise Institute conducted a study on public opinion about paying taxes.  Interestingly, in the 20 year span from 1992-2012, the percentage of people who said that lower income folks don't pay enough tripled -- from 8% to 24%!.  And the percentage who said they paid too much dropped from 57% to 40%!  This is excellent news since it suggests that the public is becoming much more aware of the nonsense the media and liberals (mostly) have been propagandizing about for years.  Here's some interesting findings on attitudes towards the rich and their taxes:
And these figures are even more striking when we look at the changes in opinions on whether upper-income people pay their fair share in taxes. While complaints about the rich getting richer seem more widespread than ever, those who feel upper-income people pay their fair share has actually grown by nearly 10 points (16% in 1992, compared to 25% in 2012). Additionally, 62% believed the rich pay too little in taxes in 2012, but that’s down from 77% in 1992.
Good news there, also.  You can read the whole article here.