I would believe what you said if two facts were not true:
1) The majority of taxes are used to take money from one class of people, and give it to another.
2) We live in a democracy where more than half the people are "takers" rather than "givers"
I wouldn't be upset if "givers" voted to make transfer payments. That wouldn't be theft.
I wouldn't be upset if "takers" voted to not have transfer payments. That wouldn't be theft either.
But when takers gang up and vote to steal money from a smaller group under threat of violence, that is simply government condoned theft.
The government doesn't invest in the future. They merely pay their friends rents.