More Than Half of Us Think Our Taxes are Fair?
When did we all get so happy about letting the government take our money?
In case you forgot, taxes are due Monday. And apparently most of us are fine donating one-third of our hard-earned income to the cause.
In a new poll by the Associated Press, 54% of Americans say that their taxes are either somewhat or very fair.
46% of people say their taxes are unfair.
Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say their taxes are fair. Women were more likely than men . . . whites were more likely than non-whites . . . and people under 30 and over 65 were more likely than other adults.
And when it comes to trying to cut down the federal deficit, 29% of people say they'd be OK if the government RAISED TAXES to make that happen.
62% think the best strategy would be cutting government services.
Only 51% of people say they're expecting a tax refund this year. But according to the IRS, 87% of people have qualified for refunds so far this year.