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 was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.