Our taxes are intended for the use of the government to improve our standards of living. These taxes are from our own pockets and that we have worked hard for this. We have used all of our energy, our time, and even used a decade of learning in school to be able to get a decent job, to earn a living, and to one day, pay our own taxes.
The taxes are intended to be given back to the people, through government programs and projects that is for the benefit of all, and for the welfare of the people. These taxes should be felt by the people as their standard of living improves, but to a sad note, most people cannot feel where their hard earned money goes.
This is very evident in the third world countries. This is because that their governments are corrupt and that their officials are mainly working in the government to seep through all the funds and money of the government, and use it to fulfill their luxurious desires, and indulge in living a rich life, because of stolen money.
Instead of building proper roads, and investing on health care programs, these corrupted governments use it to replenish their wealth and personal resources. The government is the one who is in charge of the money, and that they are also the ones who control and use the money.