It's insidious, this concept of a government taxing individual citizens (It's THEFT, I tell you, they're taking my money with GUNS!) and then spending the money on the public! It's socialism!
Taxes are moral only if levied on a public having elected voluntarily to pay them. Tax should NEVER be levied on individuals (it's THEFT! with GUNS!), and they should be spent strictly for the purposes of protecting and subsidising commercial enterprises owned by individuals, and for sending the military to prevent foreign governments from STEALING individuals' property in other countries.