The Associated Press reported last week: “Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem. About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009.”
A new Gallup poll out this week finds that 45% of Americans believe “the amount of federal income tax you have to pay” are “about right.”
47% of Americans pay no taxes and 45% believe what they pay is about right. What are the odds that these are the same Americans? No one ever said fundamental tax reform was going to be easy.