And paying taxes isn't like being robbed. That money pays for healthcare and infrastructure and school loans and national defense and things that everyone benefits from. If everyone could just opt out whenever they felt like it, the system would fall apart and the poor would suffer the most.
As for politicians spending money to get elected, there are definitely some bad apples out there who go into it for the wrong reasons. But there are also people like president Obama who have to spend a lot of money just to be able to compete.
Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
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