Back in 1943, things were a bit different (and perhaps not so different after all) as displayed in the following bit of Disneyfied propaganda.
Don’t you just love the part at the end?
This is our fight. The fight for freedom. Freedom of speech . . . of worship. Freedom from want . . . and fear. Taxes . . . will keep democracy on the march.
Paying taxes to win a war and prevent one’s country from being overrun by the enemy–necessary. Paying taxes to do away with “want” and “fear”–foolishness in 1943 and every other year.