I found this interesting:

A plurality of Americans think they're paying about the right amount in taxes, and a significant majority say they're paying the fair amount.

There is widespread agreement that the rich and corporations are paying too little in taxes. And a majority of Americans think the Bush tax cuts helped the rich the most and should be eliminated
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_538028.html

It is curious that taxes for the average American (which I am) haven't gone up...in fact, according to my 1040, I paid less in Federal Income taxes than last year. Unfortunately, the increase in my Insurance Premiums off set what would have been a pay increase.

AND large coporations like EXXON paid virtually NO taxes last year, while individual Middle-Class American's paid their fair share.
Exxon tries to limit the tax pain with the help of 20 wholly owned subsidiaries domiciled in the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands that (legally) shelter the cash flow from operations in the likes of Angola, Azerbaijan and Abu Dhabi. No wonder that of $15 billion in income taxes last year, Exxon paid none of it to Uncle Sam, and has tens of billions in earnings permanently reinvested overseas.
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/04/06/exxon-tax/
If people want to complain about their tax burden, then they should conduct protests where it counts, imo.
Protest for better tax laws and tax reform to eliminate loopholes for those who don't pay their fair share.
That would be REAL freedom.

Thoughts?