It was grossly, crassly, and obscenely immoral that taxes ever exceeded 10% of personal income.
No matter what the government can get, it will spend and more besides so the idea of tax increases to balance the budget triggers an hysterical.uncontrollable laugh attack.
A long time ago it got so government agencies exist primarily for their own perpetuation and expansion. The Defense Department no longer exists to defend the nation but grow itself. Same for welfare agencies, environmental agencies, police agencies, spy agencies, highway departments, etc., etc., etc.
The idea of a limited constitutional government without revenue limitations is an absurdity.