Do you think about how much you pay in taxes every time your pay is deposited or you get a check? Me either... not every time anyway.
The government started withholding taxes in 1943 and we are so used to it now it doesn't phase us. We are numb to it. Some even look at it as a savings account that they collect on next year.
What if you had to write a check every month? Would you be more pissed than you are now? I think it would change the way we all look at government, rich/poor, left/right. Candidates would be more successful running on lowering taxes and spending.
Liberals socialists would be a thing of the past.
I know it's a dream, but a flat tax you had to pay every month/quarter/year would make all of the difference.