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    Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Excerpted from “Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair” Posted by Stephanie Condon, CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto, “Political Hotsheet,” CBS News, April 14, 2010 2:00 PM
    As Tea Partiers gather for today's rally in Boston, home of the original Tea Party protest in 1773, 42 percent of Tea Party supporters think the amount of income taxes they'll pay this year is unfair, according to a new CBS News/ New York Times poll.

    Yet while some say the Tea Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already," most Tea Party supporters - 52 percent - say their taxes are fair, the poll shows. Just under one in five Americans say they support the Tea Party movement. …
    Huh? That's counterintuitive. The majority of Tea Partiers say their taxes are fair. The New York Times analysis helps to clarify Tea Partiers’ “fierce animosity toward Washington” is not over taxes specifically but rather a “deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.”

    Agree with analysis or not these are interesting results at any rate.

    Excerpted from “Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated” By KATE ZERNIKE and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN, The New York Times, Published: April 14, 2010
    Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. …
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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    I'll tell you one thing, my taxes sure as **** aren't fair. I'm an independent contractor, so I get taxed as a higher rate than someone else who makes the exact same amount of money as I do because of small business taxes and such.

    That's not a fair system.
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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Things I found interesting:

    An overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters, 84 percent, say the views of the Tea Party movement reflect the views of most Americans. But Americans overall disagree: Just 25 percent say the Tea Party movement reflects their beliefs, while 36 percent say it does not.

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    Sixty-three percent say they get the majority of their political and current events news on television from the Fox News Channel, compared to 23 percent of Americans overall. Forty-seven percent say television is their main source of Tea Party information, the top source; another 24 percent say they get Tea Party information from the internet.

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    Thirty percent of Tea Party supporters believe Mr. Obama was born in another country, despite ample evidence to the contrary. Another 29 percent say they don't know. Twenty percent of Americans overall, one in five, believe the president was not born in the United States.


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    And while the vast majority opposes the health care reform bill, 62 percent say programs like Social Security and Medicare are worth the costs to taxpayers. (The figure is even higher among Americans overall, at 76 percent.)

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_1...in;contentBody

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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Huh? That's counterintuitive. The majority of Tea Partiers say their taxes are fair. The New York Times analysis helps to clarify Tea Partiers’ “fierce animosity toward Washington” is not over taxes specifically but rather a “deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.”

    Agree with analysis or not these are interesting results at any rate.
    A CBS News/ New York Times poll? What the hell do you expect then to come up with?

    Why not use a real Poll?

    When thinking about all the services provided by federal, state and local governments, 75% of voters nationwide say the average American should pay no more than 20% of their income in taxes. However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most voters (55%) believe the average American actually pays 30% or more of their income in taxes.

    Sixty-six percent (66%) believe that America is overtaxed. Only 25% disagree.
    66% Say America Is Overtaxed - Rasmussen Reports

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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    I'm starting to get suspicious of these polls that supposedly show who the Tea Partiers are. They all seem to contradict each other. I think the problem is the ambiguity of defining who's a Tea Partier and who isn't.

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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Something like 95% of the country have had their taxes go DOWN so far during the Obama administration.
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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Something like 95% of the country have had their taxes go DOWN so far during the Obama administration.
    Shhhhhhhhh.
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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Something like 95% of the country have had their taxes go DOWN so far during the Obama administration.
    Tax credit = handout =/= tax cut. And don't think that the huge taxes on businesses and other things won't be passed on to any of those 95%.

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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Tax credit = handout =/= tax cut. And don't think that the huge taxes on businesses and other things won't be passed on to any of those 95%.
    Did Obama raise taxes on businesses?
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    Re: Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Did Obama raise taxes on businesses?
    We have already been through this.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...post1058652724

    Short memory, or just blind dismissal?

    (Again, this does not count the health care bill, which has a LOT more taxes on businesses, or the cap-and-trade bill, which would if it passes, though it probably won't.)

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