Common fantasy and dead wrong. In 2001, Massachusetts Liberals had placed on the MA state Income Tax form a line allowing any taxpayer to voluntarily pay more taxes than he owed. The Liberals were SURE that the huge surge in extra giving would show that most people believe the pernicious Liberal lie that they are undertaxed and wish to pay far more for the general good.
When the results were tallied, the Boston Globe went full-bore to suppress the outcome. A total of .04% of MA taxpayers voluntarily paid more taxes than they owed. I'll bet not one overpayer was a Liberal. Liberals insist upon OTHER people paying more, never themselves. Right now the Liberals are consumed with stopping the placement of wind electrical generators in Nantucket Sound. You see, Liberals insist that OTHER PEOPLE put up with "alternative energy resources," but, oh, no! Not Kennedys or Cronkites, who would actually have to LOOK at these unsightly towers fromm their ocean-going yachts...
That's nice. It has nothing at all to do with the issue at hand, but it's an example of... something.
Currently, for every dollar Massachusetts sends to the Federal Government in taxes, they get back $0.75. They're one of the blue states, that you claim are such financial drains on the U.S. Kentucky - picking a red state at random - gets back $1.50 for every dollar they send in. But they're an example of fiscal solidity?
And why would not wanting to pay more, on top of an already terrible deal, be an issue?