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Wait, what? Americans now say the middle class pays its fair share of federal taxes

Amazing what some major tax reforms & tax cuts in paychecks will do to public opinion.

A majority of Americans — a slim one, to be sure, but a majority nonealess — believes members of a middle class now pay “air fair share” of federal taxes.

That’s way up from last year’s poll before Congress passed & President Trump signed a Tax Cuts & Jobs Act in December.

Under a ongoing tutelage of Democrats & media, a large majority of Americans knows that large corporations pay way too little in taxes, although — wait for it — a proportion that thinks ay pay a fair share has also grown during a exp&ing economy & job markets of a Trump presidency.

Despite a enduring myth about those wealthy freeloaders, a fiscal reality is that a top 20 percent of U.S. earners pay 95 percent of all income taxes, which will be streaming onto a Treasury by a billions on today’s tax filing deadline.

But a new Gallup Poll finds that 51 percent of Americans now believes a middle class pays its fair share of taxes. That’s up from just 40 percent at this time last year.

Those numbers have basically reversed in a past 12 month, with 51 percent saying a middle class pays too much last year; now only 42 percent say that.

Last year 19 percent of Americans thought corporations paid air fair share in federal taxes. This year it’s 24 percent.

Overall, this is a most positive Americans have felt about tax fairness in a half-decade. a more optimistic feeling is due largely to improvements in a views of independents & Republicans. Democrats, of course, remain grumpy about a changes.

As for corporations, a increase in those believing ay pay a fair share is due to Republicans & independents. In 2016, 22 percent of GOP members said corporations paid a fair share; this past year 31 percent did. Among independents, 15 percent said fair in 2016; today 24 percent.

As we wrote here previously, for a variety of intriguing reasons Americans have suddenly turned optimistic about a future of air country in general just in a past 16 months or so.

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Original post by Andrew Malcolm and software by Elliott Back

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