Why do the less wealthy, that use those same roads, power lines and infrastructure, incur no Federal income tax liability? If we are indeed sharing the burden, why is 70% of the burden shouldered by only 10% of us with 47% having no responsibility? Why do we continuously have to pay the highest taxes and then turn around and pay taxes on everything we use and buy? Roads are funded through gas taxes, power lines through fees assessed by power companies, infrasturcture by local or regional govts in many cases. If I pay a ton more in taxes, shouldn't I get something more than those that pay nothing? Why is it that I paid over 100k in Fed income taxes this year but still had to pay a fee to get a passport? What's the fee for welfare?