Government, as used by right-wing pansies, used to "protest" progressive taxation against the capitalist class who stole the wealth from the working class in the first place. In the place of taxation, the right-wingers advocate charity, in other words, they ask the capitalists to be generous with other people's (working class) money!
"Waah! The gubmint stole my money which I got by brutally exploiting third world sweatshop employees! Waah!" - Right-winger crying over taxes