federal income tax is around 50% (35 + 7.5 + 7.5), and i am hearing we should be ready for 65%, after the Bush and Reagan cuts expire.
as state income taxes range from 5-10%, what do i get for my federal income tax that is worth 5-10 TIMES what the state gives me (infrastructure, fire, police, etc)? i do not get any money directly from the fed. yet, other people get car payments, house payments, rebates on various items... all things my tax money pays for.
i've always grumbled about taxes, as everyone does. but there was still an illusion that tax money went to general public things, which we all benefit from.
at this point, the only thing i can determine that i receive is the ability NOT to be thrown in prison and sodomized daily. i'm pretty sure the founders weren't fighting for this.