Ok, Ok, No one wants to pay taxes . . .
We all want government services – roads, police, firemen, protection, safety nets, etc. but we hate the corruption, waste, and misuse of funds. Roads to nowhere. Blueberry studies. Bee enhancement. Grants and gifts and loans and outrageous spending that no family would ever be able to do.
What I think is essential you may think is waste. What I believe is honorable you may think is horrible. How I want the government to run may be idiotic to you.
One thing is for sure. Corrupt and evil governments have existed since the beginning of time. How corrupt is ours? We may never know. We are called to pray and be respectful. That is hard enough WITHOUT wanting to pay taxes.
Next time you pass 5 people leaning on shovels at a road project, waive to them and pray a blessing instead of grumbling.
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:6-7