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Half of Americans think their taxes are too high? You haven't seen anything yet

Published in Blog on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

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As the Washington Free Beacon reported earlier this week, more than half of all Americans think their tax bill is too high:

More than half of Americans—57 percent—believe they pay too much in income taxes, according to a poll from Gallup.

The percentage of people saying they pay too much is the highest in 15 years and has increased by six percentage points from last year.

“The results, from an April 6-10 Gallup poll, mark the first time since a major tax cut was enacted during the Bush administration in 2001 that more than 53% of Americans have said their taxes are to high,” the Gallup report stated. “In three years during that time (2003, 2009 and 2012), Americans were more likely to say they were paying the right amount than to say they were paying too much.”

Another 47 percent of Americans believe that their tax bill is unfair, which represents the highest percentage since 1999.

“Americans clearly have grown unhappier about their taxes in the past year,” Gallup stated. “In looking at this year’s increase in the number of people who think they pay the federal government too much in income taxes, it’s important to remember that it comes after a period of historically low unhappiness with tax payments.”

Unless we do something about the national debt, it's only going to get worse. The more debt our country accrues, the more the feds will have to raise taxes to compensate. They'll never climb out of the $19 trillion hole they're created as long as they stubbornly refuse to cut spending.

Fortunately, we can do something. An Article V Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that force Congress and the executive branch to be fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars. A balanced budget amendment--combined with tax reforms and spending caps--can provide financial stability without forcing the average American to pay the price.

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