Only 12 percent of the public say that the Obama administration has lowered their taxes since coming to office, despite the fact that the White House's stimulus package cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans, a new opinion survey found.
The rather remarkable number was part of a CBS/New York Times poll released on Friday and provides a somewhat dispiriting window into how the recession has altered political preceptions throughout the country. A tax cut of historic nature, passed by Congress last winter, has yielded few political benefits (and, some economists would argue, few economic ones as well).
In addition, the CBS/NYT poll found that 24 percent of respondents said that their taxes had actually increased under the Obama administration -- which is, again, not true. Fifty-three percent said their taxes stayed the same.
He didn't cut my taxes.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 11:30 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
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Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
It's hard for people to gauge their taxes from last year to this when they're comparing their old salary to their unemployment check.
Good point. With over 10% unemployed, many more under-employed, and others working for much lower salaries, of course they are paying less in taxes.
If you are living in one of the many tent cities that have popped up all over the U.S., you probably aren't paying any taxes! Thank you Obama!
The others are paying maybe $100-$300 less in taxes per year. Yep, that $10 to $25 a month really helps. *sarcasm*
Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Feb. 13, 2010
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Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:25 AM on Feb. 13, 2010
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