Zonitics has the results of a poll on what tax rates Americans would find acceptable. To the surprise of some, most Americans think that the government should not take more than 20% of income in taxation.
Currently, the average American family pays 39% of their income in combined federal, state, and local taxes.
It would be one thing if the money was actually being spent on valuable programs. However, the fact remains that our government spends our money with reckless abandon. Billions of dollars simply disappear down the federal rathole never to be seen again.
The Democrats counterargument is usually that federal programs provide all these wonderful benefits to the poor and the downtrodden and anyone who would cut such programs is a heartless bastard.
Except increased federal spending has historically caused more problems than it has helped. In "the war on poverty" it appears as though poverty won. It wasn’t until people like Tommy Thompson started tying welfare to accountability that the welfare programs actually started giving people a chance at a better life.
Then again, by the standards of the Democratic Party, three quarters of the nation are greedy for wanting their taxes lowered. Perhaps this explains why the Democrats keep losing elections.