A new poll from Gallup says half of Americans think there taxes are too high. That's not entirely surprising, giving the steady drumbeat of news on the subject over the last few years. What's surprising, however, is that 57% of those surveyed last week say their taxes are "fair." Can taxes be both too high and fair? Gallup says it means more people dislike what they pay than feel it is unjust. Try to fit that on a protest sign.
OK, how's this for a protest sign:
2,4,6,8...We Tend To Equivocate!
Of course the follow-up question after someone states that their taxes are too high is to ask what service they use from the government they would be willing to give up? If they can't come up with one and the government doesn't have enough money to operate, then their taxes are too low.
Interesting perspective, given the fact that taxes are at a historical low:
Seems simple -- seems fair.