In Michael Bay's "Armageddon", half a dozen of American guys are
going to save the world. It is very nice of them to do that, so they are asked
what reward they would like. After hesitating for a couple of minutes,
they agree on the following point: "not paying taxes until the end of our
lives". As if there was nothing better in life than not paying
American people, I mean people who live in the USA, seem to be
obsessed with taxes. Nobody enjoys paying taxes in the world, but,
in some countries, taxes are accepted as the way for the government
(which you can fire, in democracies) to make things that we could not do
by ourselves. In the USA, taxes are evil, period. Capitalists and
leftists agree on that point: my money is my money, I won't give it to the
government. Maybe this is due to the word itself, which has negative
meanings (see Webster 1913's tax definition).
Taxes are also used to build roads, you know.