A new poll from Gallup says half of Americans think there taxes are too high. That’s not entirely surprising, giving the steady drumbeat of news on the subject over the last few years. What’s surprising, however, is that 57% of those surveyed last week say their taxes are “fair.” Can taxes be both too high and fair? Gallup says it means more people dislike what they pay than feel it is unjust. Try to fit that on a protest sign.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.