We know that tax and regulation plays a significant role in business decisions. We also know that all taxes and regulations are a disincentive to production. We know government can provide significant services and benefits necessary for an orderly and prosperous society. Taxes are the tool government must use to provide the services and benefits.
The question isn’t whether or not we should or shouldn’t have government and taxes. The question is which taxes will do the least harm to our overall economic wellbeing while allowing government to best perform those services that facilitate a healthy and prosperous community.