Gallup: Satisfaction with Federal Taxes Falls to 12-Year Low
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…[more]
By all accounts, November’s midterm elections look likely to deal a decisive rebuke to the Obama Administration, currently at a nadir in public opinion.
Should Republicans retake the Senate — an outcome that looks exceedingly plausible — they’ll control both houses of Congress, as well as holding a slim (though unreliable) majority on the Supreme Court. But what will the effects of that victory look like in real terms?
To be sure, Republican control of Congress virtually assures that Barack Obama’s final days in office will be devoid of any major legislative accomplishments.…
"When Netanyahu travels to the United States in March, he will not have the privilege of meeting with either President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden. They will have their revenge against Netanyahu by completely yielding to him control of the national stage. That ought to show him."…[more]