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  • New Poll: Most Voters Say America is Overtaxed

    More bad news for those who want to raise taxes in order to pay for another boatload of government spending: The vast majority of Americans say that the country is taxed enough already.

    According to a new Rasmussen poll, 56% of likely U.S. voters believe America is overtaxed. Those numbers follow a poll last week that shows that the vast majority of likely voters want individuals and businesses to pay lower rates.

    Of course, to hear liberals tell the story, you’d think Americans are clamoring for paying even more money to Uncle Sam. Meanwhile, the President is looking to higher taxes as a way of tackling America’s debt crisis. Last summer, he traveled America campaigning for higher taxes as part of Congress’ debt deal, saying “We can’t just cut our way out of this hole.” And in his FY 2013 budget released last month, the President’s tax hike proposal topped out at a whopping $2 trillion.

    More taxes are part and parcel with the President’s plans to expand the size and scope of government — more spending for infrastructure, Obamacare, and green energy boondoggles, among them — paired up with a refusal to undertake serious, much-needed reforms for entitlement programs.

    With the debt threat and the calls for more taxes, it’s no wonder the economy is stuck in a pattern of slow-motion growth. Businesses are sitting on the side, not knowing what taxes, fees, and regulations the future will hold. Meanwhile, the American people are saying “enough is enough” — it’s time to lower the tax burden.

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    8 Responses to New Poll: Most Voters Say America is Overtaxed

    1. keith Langley says:

      Yes we are overtaxed at every turn

      • Jeff Burrow says:

        Accounts Receivable Tax
        Building Permit Tax
        CDL license Tax
        Cigarette Tax
        Corporate Income Tax
        Dog License Tax
        Excise Taxes
        Federal Income Tax
        Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
        Fishing License Tax
        Food License Tax
        Fuel Permit Tax
        Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
        Gross Receipts Tax
        Hunting License Tax
        Inheritance Tax
        Inventory Tax
        IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
        Liquor Tax
        Luxury Taxes
        Marriage License Tax
        Medicare Tax
        Personal Property Tax
        Property Tax
        Real Estate Tax
        Service Charge Tax
        Social Security Tax
        Road Usage Tax
        Recreational Vehicle Tax
        Sales Tax
        School Tax
        State Income Tax
        State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
        Telephone Federal Excise Tax
        Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
        Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
        Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
        Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
        Telephone State and Local Tax
        Telephone Usage Charge Tax
        Utility Taxes
        Vehicle License Registration Tax
        Vehicle Sales Tax
        Watercraft Registration Tax
        Well Permit Tax
        Workers Compensation Tax

    2. RASMUSSEN=FOX=UNRELIABLE
      OVERTAXED–HOW MUCH IS OVERTAXED?
      10% OF TOTAL INCOME 20%– 30%?

      WHY ARE WE RANKED #2 AS LEAST TAXED NATION AS PERCENT OF GDP IN OECD?

      CARE TO ANSWER IT? #'S PLEASE NOT OPINIONS
      cswinney2@triad.rr.com old87uglymeanhonest GO HEELS

      • Stirling says:

        Actually how much is too much for you Mr. Swinney? Since almost 50% of this country pays no federal income tax, while the other 50% pay the bill, how is that fair and not an overtax of those who do pay? Also your 10% of total income = 20-30% is way off, depending on the income level and state,local, and personal taxes some people pay higher then 50% of their income to the government. A "progressive" tax system (which is our current system) punishes those who succeed, rather then treats them "Fair and Equal" . "Unreliable" shows a lack of understanding to both sides of the arguement, we are a free country and speach (like it or not) allows for multiple viewpoints rather then only one.

        • Qin says:

          You make a great point, Stirling. All those people making $15,000 a year are really living it up on the backs of the poor, sad, pathetic investors who work so hard every day to keep the country operating. You must be out of your mind.

      • Quin says:

        You are only looking at federal income tax. Add onto that state income tax, sales tax, vehicle tax, and all the other random fees and taxes from our government and you're looking at a much higher figure.

        Where I live, the sales tax is 8.5%. If you are living paycheck to paycheck, that's an effective 8.5% income tax (excluding what you spend on rent, which thankfully is not taxed yet). Add onto this all the other taxes and you are no longer looking at a 20% tax rate. More like 40%.

    3. Slick says:

      The plan is: tell a lie; tell it again and again; have powerful people repeat it, and pretty soon the population believes it!!!! The question is: Have the American people awoken to the fact that the only ones who want to raise taxes are the very ones who suck off the system from birth to death?

      "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ME!"

    4. Bobbie says:

      American government is overpowering, over controlling, over burdening, over hindering, overruling
      over spent and over paid! Obligating all irresponsible, limitless costs within government control onto every self governing American that pays taxes by force, to a governmental extreme unfairly overtaxing…

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