Last week, when I paid my taxes, I had three thoughts jostling for primacy in my brain: 1. I hate funding pork. 2. I’m glad I live in a well-functioning country and my tax dollars help. 3. Even though I’m scrupulous in obeying the law, I hope the IRS doesn’t hassle me. Turns out I’m not alone in these thoughts. Rick Moran, at Right Wing Nuthouse read an utterly fatuous Matt Stoller post about the joys of paying taxes (and the evil of those conservatives who rail against excessive taxes), and proceeded to savage Stoller’s thinking. It makes for very good reading, as well as (yet another) compelling argument for tax reform.