A good tax is when people pay a fair share to support the common good such as public schools, clean water/air/land, peaceful global relations, affordable quality health care and opportunity for all.
Good regulations protect us too. For example good regulations protect smart and safe distribution of legal drugs, safe driving, environmentally-friendly corporate practices, equity and care for our most vulnerable citizens.
The majority of our law makers today want us to believe that taxes and regulations are bad, and that by not paying more taxes we will have a better country. I do believe there's a balance here, however, I believe the way that our current political majority has ruled is short sighted and does not create a good foundation for our nation's children or future. Onward.