On this tax day, I think this opinion from the Wall Street Journal is excellent. It appears that Mr. Donohue is a 2 or 3 years older than I am but, other than that, his life and mine are very similar. Not surprisingly, so are our opinions.
I would add that there is another huge tax that I am paying that many people that are poor do not pay. My oldest son is in college. Because I work very hard and make a very nice income, I pay list price for college education. My son is not eligible for financial aid simply because his old man works too hard. Luckily, he understands the value of hard work as well and has earned some merit based grants based on his academic credentials. He also works at part-time jobs to help pay the way. Anything in excess of that, Dad pays for.