Why Americans Dislike the Tax System

Pew Research: “Americans don’t much like the federal tax system… But it’s not, as you might imagine, because they think they pay too much. Rather, they think people other than themselves don’t pay their fair share.”

“Some six-in-ten Americans in the Pew Research survey said they were bothered a lot by the feeling that ‘some wealthy people’ and ‘some corporations’ don’t pay their fair share. Only 27% cited their own tax bills as something that bothered them a lot, even though 40% thought they paid more than their fair share given what they get from the federal government.”

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