The declaration of independents
There are 1 comment on the The Janesville Gazette - Janesville, Wisconsin story from Mar 21, 2010, titled The declaration of independents. In it, The Janesville Gazette - Janesville, Wisconsin reports that:
The tea party movement - organic, angry and thriving - is only the most recent to take insiders by surprise.
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#1 Mar 22, 2010
For a "movement" based on anti-tax rhetoric, the Tea Partiers know very little about taxes. In a survey of the participants in the Washington, DC Tea Party rally last week, the Tea Party crowd revealed that it believes that federal taxes are very considerably higher than they actually are, whether referring to total taxes as a share of GDP or in terms of the taxes paid by a typical family.
Tea Partiers also seem to have a very distorted view of the direction of federal taxes. They were asked whether they are higher, lower or the same as when President Barack Obama was inaugurated last year. More than two-thirds thought that taxes are higher today, and only 4% thought they were lower; the rest said they are the same.
Actuallly, federal taxes are very considerably lower by every measure since Obama became president. But then, we wouldn't want to confuse them with facts. Let's hope your vaunted independents are better informed.
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