>When people were proud to pay their taxes?
Without taxes, there would be no police force, no firefighters, no roads, no military, and no public schools. There would be no one to regulate and license doctors, nurses, attorneys, and even plumbers. There would be no one to ensure your civil rights are upheld. There would be no one to make work places safe.
I started thinking about this because today, I was in a meeting where people were talking about a creative way to get money out of properties. The major benefit was that no taxes would have to be paid. I’m pretty sure “creative economics” is the reason we are in this mess today.