On the other hand, I don't mind paying taxes I just want value for what I'm forced to pay. Preferably on the local level. I'd rather pay most of my taxes on a local level rather than a federal level (as it stands now).
This is hilarioulsy funny
The point of the post you addressed relates the fact that Federal programs are inherently inefficient. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what payments go where and to whom. In fact in pursuing that reasoning, you inadvertently make Gumbo's for him.
Why should you or anyone support programs with the uneven redistribution you're histrionically bitching about? You don't like the nature of Federal Distribution? There is a solution. Gumbo laid it out. You somehow found it """hilariously funny""".
I pay a significant sum in taxes every year. Like gumbo, I wouldn't mind paying those breathtaking levels if I had the sense my money was being used anywhere near as efficiently as it would if I personally directed it. I also give a great deal to the community. I'd suspect the effect of those community gifts outstrip the impact of my tax contributions by a 3 to1 ratio or more.
When some nitwit spends millions in Las Vegas to fund a nonsense conference, then crawls his fat arse into a $700/night hot tub to celebrate, using my taxmoney to do it, it is disappointing. It is disappointing to see foodstamps used to buy overpriced potato chips at the 7-11. It is disappointing to see welfare designed to encourage out-of-wedlock childbirth. It is disappointing to see social programs incent poverty and dependence. It is disturbing to see my taxmoney spent to bus little 8y/o's 180mins/day to schools across town because of asinine bureaucracy.
Those are among the thousands and thousands of things that neither you nor I, NOR ANYONE
would personally choose to fund.