Why are There Taxes?

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Taxes are needed to run the state and federal government. Monies from taxes are used to support local programs such as the police and fire departments, and federal programs such as welfare.
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As the saying goes, there will always be death and taxes. The main purpose behind taxes is to help provide for the national infrastructure such as government, highway systems, national defense and local services.
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