Inequality and “fair share” get a lot of media attention. But in the grand scheme of American problems, taxing the wealthy is low on the list of voter priorities.
A new Gallup poll shows that “increasing taxes on wealth Americans” is “extremely important” for only 21 percent of Americans. It’s “very important” for 49 percent.
That may sound like meaningful support. But taxing the wealthy actually ranked last among 12 issues Americans believe are important for the next President. Jobs took first place. Second was reducing corruption in the federal government, and third was reducing the deficit.