Opinion polls on taxes are the shabbiest of the lot. People are asked questions like: would you rather have Congress cut taxes or provide more essential government services? The results are invariably ambiguous. Reporters then claim that a surprising number of people are pleased with the amount of taxes they pay. Conclusion: there is no tax revolt.
Nonsense. If we really want to take an opinion poll on taxes, the easiest way would be make them non-mandatory for one year. Give everyone the choice of paying them or not paying, with no penalties or rewards either way. What would happen? Washington would quickly have to close up shop.— Lew Rockwell (via conza)