Gentlemen, we have a problem!
To summarize as briefly as possible:
The production of nations is being delivered through taxation directly to an entity we call the government, and from there into the hands of an elite, behind-the-scenes ultra wealthy class through means of various contracts, some legit and some much less so.
What makes the situation all the more difficult to unravel is that the vast majority of citizens see the government as a benevolent helping force instead of what it actually has become: a conduit for the labour of the people to the controlling classes.
Some elements of government of course, are indeed beneficial, while some are superfluous and others are downright detrimental to human existence. Most often, were resources left in the hands of those who produce them, the result would be a great improvement in nearly everyone's standard of living.
"But what about muh roads?" There! I said it for you. The roads are already there are they not? If government ceased to exist tomorrow, they'd all instantly disappear? I think not. Maintenance would be accomplished through other means, because transportation corridors need to be kept serviceable to get goods to the marketplace.
Now that the problem has been identified, what solutions are available? I can think of 5 or 6. Feel free to add to them, delete them all or a few; here they are, keeping in mind that the stingy end of the whip is the currency we use. It's the bit in our mouths, the controlling mechanism, without which, the power-brokers are helpless and defanged:
1. Discontinue your use of currency wherever possible. It was originally created as a convenience and it is possible to live without it entirely! It's called the barter system and it still works.
2. Grow your own food. Hunt, fish, garden and gather. End your dependence on currency income and the opportunity for taxation ceases.
3. Sell anything and everything to get completely out of debt. Both the interest and the principle have to be paid from after-tax income. You have to earn nearly twice the amount of your debt and interest combined to pay down your debt! For instance: a 10,000 dollar visa balance at 18 percent requires a low income individual to earn nearly 20,000 over living costs, pay the income tax etc and finally pay off the amount actually spent on the card. So not so convenient after all !! Is it?
Far better and simpler to let go of some treasures and use that instead. Let's be serious about this. Nearly everything you sell to eliminate debt can be reacquired later when you actually have some real bartering ability.
4: Help one another! This produces an immediate and socially satisfying result. Think of all the Gov't agencies you totally bypassed with this one simple trick!! Taxation, board meetings, catered meals with wine in high end hotel Chambers, deciding which poor to help, all eliminated along with all those prime ministerial flights and parades.
5: You're welcome.