Municipal taxes are the only taxes that provide any real value. Everything on your list is funded by municipal taxes. The federal government provides a lot less value for tax dollars. How large of a military does the US need for example?
Lets start, no one said exclusively federal taxes were bullshit, the original comment said taxes in general were bullshit. Second not all roads are funded with municipal taxes, Interstates are matched with federal funding. Third the federal government contributes 140 billion to education each year, not close to a military budget but still a contribution.
Do you mean to say my taxes only pay for the desirable things my government does, and at the best possible price at all times? And that without this small group having a unilateral right to help themselves to other people's money -- so long as they honor bureaucratic protocols of course -- civilization would collapse into a Mad Max dytopia?
OP said "It's a stupid system, where people have to pay taxes, but get no benefit from them. " I never said that there couldn't be more efficient ways of doing things, but to imply that there is literally zero benefit would be very much incorrect. We gain large benefits from our taxes daily, misused or otherwise.
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" There is always someone else you can go to. Are you telling me that in 435 representatives in the house, 100 members of senate, not to mention all of the white house staff that may have some authority to take it beyond themselves and get you in touch with someone who will listen and take action. This is not mentioning their own chain of command and those related to their chain of command. There is no possible way that there people even began to exhaust internal channels to do this, They wanted to play hero, or perhaps the money was worth needing asylum in a non-extradition country.
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