Comment: Yes, it is.

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Yes, it is.

"Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed." - Robert A. Heinlein

You pay taxes in order not to be kidnapped and thrown in a cage. Those taxes will always be used, first and foremost, to ensure that you continue to do so.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose