Taxes and Theft

Americans believe everyone who works for the government is a kleptocrat. They refer to taxation as theft. I wonder where they think all that money comes from for fighter jets, aircraft carriers, roads, bridges, sewers, policemen, firemen, oil subsidies, corn subsidies, Medicaid… I suppose if the money gets spent on something you don’t approve of, like foreign oil wars, or housing the homeless, then you might complain, but it is still not the same thing as some politician embezzling to build a mansion.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)