Here's a dirty little secret that most Americans don't want to hear: We're under-taxed.
Well, that's certainly a point of view. Then they add this cherry to the top:
This fact is separate from the politically charged questions of whether government spends too much, the fairness of who pays how much and what we value or don't in government spending. It's simply that our tax burden is low in the long view of U.S. history, and there are many ways to measure that central truth.
Huh? That's not separate, that is the issue.
The only reason to collect taxes is to pay for the legitimate functions of government. If government gets the money it needs, then taxes aren't too low, historical trends be damned.
But government doesn't get all the money it needs, you say. I'll disagree. It gets plenty, and it wastes more of it than most really want to admit.
But anyway, this isn't a "taxation" post. This is a "note the media bias" post.