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.