The 2% increase funds social security. I don't mind paying taxes. If so many that choose not to work weren't getting it to sit on their ass. I do a fair amount of work on rentals. I service some section 8 tenants, not a lot, but enough. I see them sitting on their asses, drinking tall boys at 10am, watching Oprah, washing their cars and I'm out working everyday and the difference in my quality of life vs. theirs isn't that large. I live in a place a little nicer than they do, but they have nicer cars and get to sleep late and enjoy the fruits of my labor, that pisses me off.