High levels of taxation discourage productive behavior. Hard work and ingenuity should be rewarded and it is this ideal that has made America a country the whole world looked upon with envy as a place where success could be achieved through merit.
Reducing spending and lowering taxes will create an environment where all Americans can enjoy the maximum fruits of their labors. Government efforts to control economic behavior through the tax code encourage the unjust enrichment of the politically connected and created economic bubbles that led to extreme collapses. We need to simplify the tax code and ease the economic burden that the government has placed on productive behavior.