That's dumb, I get taxed and see zero federal and zero state benefits. I'm in the 50s for income, taxed with almost no deductions. Anything I want or need from the government I have to pay for separately. I personally get zero benefit. I donate separately to my volunteer fire dept, I never call the cops anymore after they completely ignored my hit and run call, I don't use and never qualify for any social services, I pay a gas tax separately for road maintenance, and I'm not in public school. I don't benefit from any of the gov (state or fed) payrolls, their healthcare, their subsidies to companies, etc.