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Roy, glad to hear the Liberatarian speaking up? Elaborate if you care to.
Well, in a nutshell, taxation is theft.
But it's the fundamental disagreement with what the Government does with my money. How it wastes it and how I end up supporting needless nonsense I have no intention whatsoever of supporting.
For example, your tax dollars go toward supporting and maintaining the military defence of countries like Japan and Germany, who in turn smack the US in International Trade! Take these guys off of your military welfare and you'd save an easy $100 Bn! And how about how taxpayer money is used to bail out airlines, railroads, banks and other industries? No one has the right to cover his losses at taxpayer expense and yet corporations want to do the same?
There are hundreds of other examples of how government taxation is inherrently wasteful and useless. Before 1913, federal income taxes were rare and short lived. The US was quite prosperous and wealthy. The US Government didn't police the world or try to "nanny" anyone from the cradle to the grave. People took responsibility for themselves and their communities.
And that's how things should be.
Giving money and power to the government is like giving the car keys to a kid.
And there are some personal reasons as well. For example - I don't like the fact that my tax dollars go towards providing a roof, a bed and three hot meals a day to serial rapists and murderers while the average Joe gets diddly-squat.
Besides, I also like Steph's reason
I'd like to leave you all with a quote from a person I greatly admire, from America's rich history:
Quote from Thomas Paine
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one