Common Dreams has the article The Fascists Are Coming for Your Social Security and Medicare.
Here is an excerpt that is just a hint of all the truths revealed in the article.
For thousands of years, economists and economic observers from Aristotle to Adam Smith to Thomas Piketty have told us that a “middle class” is not a normal byproduct of raw, unregulated capitalism—what right-wing ideologues call “the free market.”
Instead, unregulated markets—particularly markets not regulated by significant taxation on predatory incomes—invariably lead to the opposite of a healthy middle class: they produce extremes of inequality, which are as dangerous to democracy as cancer is to a living being.
When people ask why a country like the USA that creates its own money out of thin air has to collect taxes, remember the quote from above.