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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.