So what do you guys think about taxes. Should they be higher, lower, or about the same? My personal opinion is that taxes are way too high right now. The government needs to stop putting money into needless programs and be more proactive in actually helping poeple. Basically, give the money where it is due. For instance, I see no reason for social security to be as large as it is now. If everyone would learn to be smarter about their finances, there wouldn't be this of debt in old age, and people would have money saved up. True, there are some who do need it, so we can't just fully abandon it, but we can lessen it somewhat. I also think our tax system is way to complicated right now. There has to be a million ways to make it simpler. What do you guys think?