Tax Fraud - Fair Tax Paper
Purpose of Paying Taxes
So, why do we pay taxes? Throughout our nation’s history, individuals have received some type of service. Whether that service was food, education, protection, etc., a higher type of government authority provided some type of service for the citizens. In simple terms, because the government is providing a service that typically could not be paid for by a mere few citizens, funds have to be collected from the entire nation’s population. Generally, the services benefit the country as a whole. For instance, the United States of America could never have become a military world power without the taxation of the citizens. Different types of services are more controversial than others; however, we do not get to pick and choose what services or programs we want to pay for and what we do not. We do, however, have the ability to vote which provides some degree of opportunity to influence the direction the government takes. Today, in America, the majority of our tax budget goes to Medicare, social security, military, and social services such as food stamps and housing.