Amid Barack Obama’s latest campaign to increase taxes, Gallup offers some welcome news this morning. Specifically, Americans’ satisfaction with the amount we pay in federal taxes has now fallen to a 12-year low:
Americans’ satisfaction with the amount that Americans pay in federal income taxes roughly ties the lowest percentage Gallup has seen in the past 12 years… According to the January 5-8 poll, 63% of Americans this year are dissatisfied with the amount Americans pay in taxes. In a follow-up question, most of this group – equivalent to 46% of all Americans – say they would like to see Americans pay less in taxes. Hardly any – 4% – would prefer that they pay more. An additional 13% are dissatisfied with what Americans pay in taxes, but aren’t specific about how it should change. The 46% who currently want taxes decreased is notably higher than what Gallup has found since 2012.”
Moreover, the latest survey confirms Obama’s trademark reverse-Midas touch, as his desire to raise taxes appears to have only backfired:
Six years into Barack Obama’s presidency, public satisfaction with taxes is at a low ebb, and nearly half of all Americans are dissatisfied and would like to see the amount people pay decreased.”
Accordingly, conservatives and libertarians continue to win the war of ideas in this regard. It’s now a matter of the new Congress internalizing public opinion, and putting a quick halt to Obama’s scheme.