Personally, I don’t get the brouhaha over taxes. How can one feel a tax burden when ours is actually the lowest in decades? Some citizens of modern countries pay more than half their earnings in taxes.
I have read that 45 percent of Americans pay no taxes. And, apparently, this includes America’s richest citizens and corporations. How can we expect a government to function without collecting revenue?
I pay for safe infrastructure (even though I drive very little). I pay for quality education (even though my daughter went to private school). I pay for safe neighborhoods (even though I have never called first responders or the 911 system). And I want my government to care about the quality of life of its most vulnerable citizens. So, I pay my taxes and shut up about it.