Roughly six in 10 Americans believe they're fair, according to Gallup, which is significantly higher than the level a decade or so ago - before the Bush tax cuts were implemented. Just a little reminder of how hard it will be for Congress to let them expire next year. Well, let's be frank: There's simply no way they will be expiring next year. From Gallup:
Few Americans are eager to pay more in federal taxes, but the majority are at least content that what they pay is fair, and close to half consider their tax obligation about right. Less than half express more negative views, including 37% who say the amount they pay is unfair and 46% who say it is too high. Perhaps because of the slow economy, or because of recent discussion of the "Buffett Rule" and President Barack Obama's related interest in shifting a greater proportion the nation's tax bill to high-income Americans, low-income Americans have grown increasingly discontent since 2009 with the amount and fairness of their own taxes. However, there has been no comparable shift in middle- and upper-income Americans' views.