In Econ 101, we learn that a good infrastructure is necessary to grow and or maintain a country's economy.
There are too many taxes that takes away from our economy. Income tax, sales tax, franchise tax, gas tax, utility tax, property tax, business tax, car registration, and many types of fees.
If all that money went directly into our economy, it would increase demand for products and services. That means more jobs and more consumer income. It's the best kind of pyramid scheme.