In abstract, Americans object to tax raises in general. Hence my comment about “perceived value”.

When people *normally* want to raise taxes, they raise them in the abstract. That’s a nonstarter.

Now, a tax increase that is earmarked for a purchase of value? Entirely different story. I am a Tea Party conservative when it comes to taxes. But if you tell me the tax increase is earmarked for something I want, I’m listening.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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