My apologies for the delay in responding – I just received notice of the response by Gary.
The best advice I can give is that you should remember that while tax evasion is illegal, tax avoidance is not illegal (although most of the net tax consumers wish it was).
Government exists to tax to provide a means for the people in government to thrive and prosper. Generally they are not smart enough to provide for themselves in the non-government world. The idea that government minions are going to create a tax structure that cannot be avoided in the majority is not realistic. If they were that smart they would be working for themselves and looking for ways to avoid taxes.
We pay taxes because of the cost of getting caught, and convicted, of not paying taxes. We had roads, and armies before there was an income tax in the US.
I see no benefit to paying into the collective.
I carry a gun and I am comfortable in providing for my own defense. I can hire a man with a shotgun to escort my family members if necessary for far less than the cost of self-serving crime managers – and my family members would actually be protected.
I am happy with dirt roads, and home defense.
If we minded our own business as a country we would have very little need for a world-wide standing military to serve as the world’s policemen.
The main beneficiaries of the taxes in the US are the people who make-up the US government.