I wonder what would happen if the entire population of a nation decided to not pay taxes. Might be a crime, but what are they gonna do? Put everyone in jail? No room.
Even if they had room, the money required to keep the prisons running would run out quickly. And since everybody's in prison, everybody would stop making money, so that even if the feds wanted more money, nobody would be making any money to give to them.
Taxes are based on the assumption that politicians know how to spend your money better than you do.
That's politics for you. The foundational assumption behind the very idea of politics is that we're all dealing with finite resources. Therefore, politics is all about the different ways to slice the pie. And they want us to vote for whoever comes up with the best way of slicing the pie.
Entrepreneurship, on the hand, is based on abundance. That we're not dealing with finite resources. We have endless intellectual capital. We can take meaningless things and make them meaningful. Entrepreneurs create things. They're creators. It's what we do.
The fundamental truth is that your income is directly proportional to the value you bring to the world. Governments don't provide much value at all, they mostly just take it. Therefore, they have to invent a scheme to pretend that they serve some sort of purpose. The tax system is a ponzi scheme.
If we want to live in an abundant society, the only purpose of politics would be to facilitate the creation of new stuff. Not hinder it. Not put up red tape that makes it harder to create and exploit opportunities.
Not only does the current political system not make any sense, it's almost entirely counterproductive.