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WP/ABC News Poll: Only Democrats Like Taxes

From the Washington Post:

Who likes taxes? Democrats, and no one else.

Posted by Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan | April 10, 2013

A clear majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of the federal income tax system, according to new Washington Post-ABC News polling. But, in a somewhat remarkable finding, a majority of Democrats view the tax system in a positive light while Republicans and Independents carry the exact opposite view.

Fifty-three percent of self-identified Democrats in the Post-ABC survey view the income tax system favorably while 43 percent see it unfavorably. That’s a stark contrast to the 66 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of independents who have an unfavorable opinion of the tax system.

What explains that massive disparity between Democrats and Republicans/Independents when it comes to the tax system?

Could it be because so many Democrats are part of that 47% we are not supposed to talk about? The 47% who do not pay any income taxes, and who in fact, often get money back instead, through ‘earned income credit.’

Nah. Of course, not.

Part of the answer may well be that Democrats are broadly supportive of the idea that government can and should collect taxes in order to provide services for the American public while Republicans and independents are more skeptical about giving money to the federal government to spend.

Another part may be that the tax question winds up being read by partisans as a broader test of their feelings about the federal government. Democrats, with President Obama in the White House, are more likely to feel favorably (or at least express a favorable opinion) about the government. Republicans are not…

And the fact that our tax code has been turned into a redistribution of wealth system has nothing to do with any of this.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “WP/ABC News Poll: Only Democrats Like Taxes”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Sweet Babbling Buddha

    This actually made the feed. Wow.

  2. Tater Salad says:

    The above article coincides with the article below:

    When you thought that you have heard it all before, the Democratic Party has now found yet another way of getting into your wallet and tax you to benefit their entitlement loving agenda. Here is their latest. If you have a Democrat Governor of your state enjoy because it will be coming to you soon! Taxing RAIN!


  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Re-do this poll when there’s a republican president in office. Bet you’ll see a difference.

    One of the problems of the LIF is that they fail to grasp that just because a certain party is in power, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are responsible for all they think is good or bad in the current time.

    However, one can honestly state that Obama’s policies and those of his fellow-travelers has resulted in record unemployment, record welfare, food-stamps and so forth. For the first time in my life I’m embarrassed to be an American.

    But the, so many “enlightened” Europeans made fun of the ‘states for being such troglodytes, I guess the kids who think they’re cool here really want to be accepted by the Euros so badly they choose to be just as idiotic as they are.

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