I'm pretty fond of taxation myself. I'm not entirely happy with where my tax money goes -- a lot of programs could be more efficient and effective. But most of them make me reasonably happy, like the welfare system.

As a graduate in computer science from Cal Poly, most of the people I know who bitch about taxes are people who took their state-subsidized college education north to the bay area and are now making absurd multiples of the poverty rate with it. Yet, they complain about the very taxes that funded their education, and hence their ability to make that much money. How hypocritical is that? I'll take $70,000 per year at a 35% taxation rate for $1000, Alex.