Whenever people get uppity about taxes, or start yelling about Marxism and Socialism, I tend to trot out my simple maxim:
“Taxes are the commission that you pay for having this entire infrastructure in which you can make all that money in the first place. You’re paying for the safe civilization that you live and operate in, and you’re paying for the government that regulates and otherwise maintains that infrastructure that you use to make money. It’s that simple. If you want to use this country and its socioeconomic system to make money for yourself, you have to pay your commission.”
I feel that this essentially sums up the whole argument.