If people always voted for low taxes, they wouldn't be so high. Some people may say they want lower taxes but higher taxes is what actually gets voted for most of the time. The people that want lower taxes feel they are not getting the service that was promised to them from the taxes. For example in my area we have a new tax where the money is to be used for filling pot holes, however, since the tax has passed we have more potholes now then we did when we started, and the money has been used for something else. However, I don't think people would mind taxes, or fees if they actually get the service that fee is supposed to provide. But in todays world that doesn't happen very often.