We the taxpayers don't just get hit once, we get hit TWICE with this crap. How? Well, first, they TAKE our money at the point of a gun, (just try not paying your taxes), then they SPEND the money, the result being over-regulation, distortions of the economy, cause malinvestmen, etc.
I'm sick and tired of filling out forms, the methods they use to collect the taxes are unconstitutional, (you're guilty until proven innocent), we have to keep meticulous records, we have to testify against ourselves if we get audited, etc. This is all bullshit.
But this really isn't the problem, it's the SYMPTOM of a government that's out of control. SPENDING oversees, SPENDING domestically. We don't like out taxes increased, so the politicians placate us by simply printing more money to pay for their wonderful new "programs". Meanwhile, they're debasing the currency, (the dollar is swirling around the drain in case you're not up on the financial news), the dollar is only worth 3% of what it was in 1913, when the Central Bank was created. So, big banks with connections to the Fed, get BILLIONS in corporate welfare while the middle and working class get bilked because those big banks get to spend the newly printed money before the inevitable inflation comes along as a result of the flood of new currency comes into the market.
Oh well, in a 100 years, who here is gonna care?