You know nothing about my finances. I will say my effective rate goes largely unchanged. My stance comes from real world experience with federal and state tax money being flushed down the shitter (if only every American could see what I’ve seen...) Bad enough that it makes my stomach turn thinking about it decades later. I shouldn’t need to defend the stance that government gets enough of our money and waste way too much of it, but here we are. Labeled greedy and selfish.