Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Night at the Quizzes: The Tax Week Edition

See how many of the questions below you can answer correctly:

1.  T/F  In 2014, Americans will spend more in taxes than food, clothing, and shelter combined.

2. T/F  According to a recent Reason/Rupe survey, despite generally believing that they pay too much in taxes, slightly more than half of all Americans surveyed (53%) believe that the government is more productive with the public's tax dollars than if the money had been given to charity or invested in private businesses.

3.  In honor of Tax Day this past Tuesday, see if you can name the person who made this quip:
"The difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets"
   [Here's a hint: He was known as "Oklahoma's favorite son" and was hugely popular in the 1920s and 30s]

4.  T/F  The top 1% of wage earners in 2010 paid more in federal income taxes than the bottom 95% combined.