I don't believe many people mind paying 'reasonable taxes' but it has become unreasonable, and the government waste and pork barrel spending is clearly unreasonable and irresponsible.
There are many who want businesses to pay more, even as businesses are failing, but these same people never seem to be asking their governments to spend less.
The reason it is impossible for the average middle class man to get by is because he is now working a service sector job since most of the manufacturing industry was outsourced, and he is getting by on a wage that after inflation, is half as much as his father made.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?