From American Thinker:
We have all heard from President Barack Hussein “kill list” Obama that “the rich don’t pay their fair share.” While polling data reaffirms that view with the U.S. population, there are polls, and then there is reality.
On August 28, 2012, at Iowa State University, Obama, speaking about taxes and tax rates, said, “We tried this for 10 years before I was elected. It didn’t work out so well. It didn’t work out then; it won’t work now.” Isn’t it rather ironic that Obama, with his massively failed economic track record, would make such a statement? His economic policies have not even come close to working. Yet he continues to say that “the rich don’t pay their fair share.”
Polls indicate that the U.S. public agrees with him.
A Pew Research Center poll said that 58 percent of the U.S. population say the rich don’t pay enough in taxes. Twenty-six percent believe that the rich pay their fair share of taxes, while 8 percent say they pay too much. Further, “[t]he poll found that many Americans believe rich people to be intelligent [43%] and hardworking [42%] but also greedy [55%] and less honest [34%] than the average American.”