most americans that work do pay federal payroll taxes (social security and medicare which is in turn 1/3 of our overall spending). it’s funny how no one mentions that. i make minimum wage and i still have to pay federal taxes, just not the income tax
I wouldn’t enact policy based on what Americans believe, considering how uninformed we tend to be as voters.(Such as the fact poor people “who pay no income tax” pay a disproportionally high % of their income to sales tax.) Civics and facts, pssh!
82 percent of Americans pay either income or payroll taxes. The rest are either elderly or make less than $20,000 per year. Something tells me this information was not conveyed to those being polled.