This is likely to be a heated topic, but it bears being discussed anyway. The money that goes into taxes isn't your money anymore. It ceases to be your money the instant you pay taxes. It might be your money again, if somehow you get the same bills back for whatever reason, but it is not your money. The logic of "I don't want my money paying for X, Y, or Z" predicates the notion that it is your money being spent. It isn't. Imagine you walk into McDonald's. You then buy a cheeseburger and go about eating it. You then learn that the head of the company spent 200m on a giant golden statue of Ronald McDonald. You then can go up to him and say that you don't want our money being spent like that, right? Well, I guess you can... free speech and all that. Is it your money, though? No. And for those who will inevitably point out that you got something with the burger example, you get something for your taxes. You get to have police officers, firefighters, defended by a military, drive on roads, go to public schools, and so many things that aren't part of the society we live in. So, no, it isn't your money being spent on X, Y, and Z. It is the government's money.