I say that it is unfair to tax income of people who produce in the first place. Tax those who do not produce and who go out and steal, that's my position. Tax them, force them to repay everything they steal. But of-course this is too obvious to be accepted, because you will never make enough money that way to create the welfare state that you are rooting for every time you say that there has to be payment one way or another to those who will steal and murder.
Taking this to it's logical conclusion: there will be no more roads, police, fire department, army, etc. Everything that's now payed by the state will have insufficient funds to be continued because everyone that produces (ie, the working population) will not be taxed. I believe some countries in Africa use this kind of "government", if you can call it that what with nothing being governed as such. I suppose I won't convince you with a simple post. But I like to think of my taxes as "buying civilization" and I'll happily pay for the less fortunate in society from my relatively well off position if that means our society as a whole becomes stronger, safer and a better place to live. Adding to that, it's also one less thing to worry about, if I'm ever not able anymore to work, either because my job will become redundant because of technological advances or because (heaven forbid) fall ill I won't have to live on the street.
You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat. -- The First Law Of Thermodynamics