Depends on the perspective of the person giving their opinion on this question.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Modern economic theory says that question cant be answered without information.
To put it simply,
In a recessionary period taxes are bad.
In an inflationary period taxes are good.
Any Keynesian economist would completely agree with you.
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne
Greatness, and humility, should go hand in hand, --but they seldom do.
"Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"