Asked in downtown Mountain View. Photos and interviews by Ashley Finden.
"I happen to be very fortunate that it's not going to impact me much. I think that it will come to the aid of others and it will make a difference in the world. I think it's well worth it."
Les Taylor, San Jose
"The taxes will cut my weekly pay check and also decrease the amount of income tax I receive."
Audrey Anger, San Francisco
"I am self-employed and so my taxes are going to go up by two percent, very simple. I wish it wasn't happening. Just eliminate the cap on Social Security and that would solve the whole thing."
Jeff Buenz, Palo Alto
"Because we are a military family, a higher tax increase will affect us, but not as much as I guess other people. We actually got an increase in housing. So our benefits are pretty good."
Lorena Gomez, Mountain View
"I just kind of feel probably gypped out of my $30. I really don't understand why in the middle of a recession the people who make the least are the ones who are flipping the bill."
Dylan Baker, Campbell
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