As Tea Partiers gather for today's rally in Boston, home of the original Tea Party protest in 1773, 42 percent of Tea Party supporters think the amount of income taxes they'll pay this year is unfair, according to a new CBS News/ New York Times poll.
Yet while some say the Tea Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already," most Tea Party supporters - 52 percent - say their taxes are fair, the poll shows. Just under one in five Americans say they support the Tea Party movement.
Americans overall are more likely than Tea Partiers to describe the income taxes they'll pay this year as fair - 62 percent do, according to the poll, conducted April 5 - 12.
Okay, for over half of them, it's really not about taxes, despite the ostensible name of the "party."
Anyone care to hazard a guess, then, what they're REALLY pissed off about? Could it be, maybe, that what the tea partiers are really up in arms about is that the wrong guy (or the wrong color guy) won?
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Poll: Most Tea Party Supporters Say Their Taxes Are Fair: