Mention the word taxes and you get an immediate burst of negativity. Raising the subject is sure to raise most people's ire,
I have a different take. To me (and I'll keep the discussion on a local level, taxes are an investment ou make in your community. They are not a penalt or a take away. The make possible the services citizens expect, i.e, well maintained streets, street lights, fire and police protection andparks.
The city employs people to provide these services. These employees pay taxes, shop at local businesses providing others with employment.l These folks also pay taxes and shop.
The city purchases supplies and services from local businesses which then pay taxes and make purchases from other local businesses and their employees also pay taxes and shop.
Get the picture. Taxes are recycled back into the economy to the benefit of the majority.
Even the social services recycle money back into the economy.
Is this anti-tax sentiment due to selfishness or ignorance?