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Since it seems you believe that the privileged state apparatus is necessary to human well-being and progress, and that you must therefore also support the paying of taxes and pay them yourselves, why not pay more?
Why assume that the amount you’re being assessed really does represent your fair share?
If the state is so good at doing the things it does, why not give it more of your income, your wealth and your labor?
Next time a tax reduction comes around, keep paying at the old rate.
When there’s a chance to show solidarity on your income tax or VAT returns, do so by adding a few extra percent on top.
Quit taking exemptions, deductions and credits.
When you’re going to pay for a meal at a restaurant, give the waitperson a few extra of the local currency unit and explain that it’s not a tip, but that you’d like it to be sent to the treasury.
Try those things and see how they feel.
And if you’re not willing to, you really ought to be ready to explain why not.