Average American: Taxes aren’t so bad, but rich should pay more

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     (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Criticism is muted two days out from Tax Day, April 15. The percentage of taxpayers who complain that they pay too much continues to be lower now that it was prior to 2002.

    Americans are clear on one thing: Higher-income Americans and corporations pay too little in taxes.

    Turning to politics, two-thirds of Democrats think that Hillary Clinton already has the Democratic nomination locked up, though 38 percent of respondents would like to see someone else be the nominee.

    On the GOP side, three sitting Republican senators — Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio — have already announced they are running for their party’s presidential nomination. Prior to Barack Obama, the last sitting senator to be elected president was John Kennedy. These senators probably don’t want to be associated too closely with Congress, whose latest job approval rating is 15 percent.

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