Our taxes are too high. That much is obvious. The USA has the highest taxes in the entire world if you add up all the payroll, income, corporate, sales, excise, estate, usage, and hidden taxes the typical American pays, with the possible exception of certain cities in Scandinavia which are even higher (Jesus).
As I’ve explained many times before, our taxes are too high because our government is way too big and does too much.
This means taxes should be reduced. The lower the taxes, particularly on the middle class, the more freedom and economic activity is created, which is healthy for an economy long-term. We could argue about the merits or problems of lowering taxes on the very poor or the very rich, but that would delude this particular conversation, so I’ll stick with the middle class as my example for the moment. Everyone, even most left-wingers, tend to agree that lowing the taxes on the middle class is a good thing.