The difference is that you're suborning yourself with your attitude towards government spending and taxation.
No I'm not. I recognize what taxes go towards. For somebody who complains lefites/socialists think the government should provide everybody a free ride you certainly seem to be suggesting just that.
Taxes pay for schools, hospitals, roads, protection, etc. Paying taxes are no different then paying for groceries.
I did my job for my country, you're making a serf of yourself to your government.
You mean your government stole money from the American serfs in order to provide you with food you did not grow, clothes you did not make, a house you did not build, and a lifestyle you did not pay for?
Oh, you provided a service and that service was protecting the country? Where do you think the government got that money to pay you and provide for you?
Shades of difference, indeed, but they are important and significant differences all the same.
On the contrary, they are exactly that same. You just seem to think that taxes should only go to provide for right wing supported causes and that paying taxes for left wing stuff (schools, hospitals, etc) that makes me a serf of the government.
And, yes, I'm currently working for a state agency. It's a job. If something better comes along then I'll be on my way.
Red Herring. I can leave my job if I want to. I can leave the country if I want too.
I'm no serf. I just understand the connection between government services and taxes.