Most people don’t think so. This is not a phenomenon specific to the United States. According to a BBC survey:
“The figures vary from nation to nation, but the general picture is that people do not feel their taxes are well spent. In Columbia and Pakistan, the average estimate of the amount of tax not spent in the public interest was more than two-thirds.
In not country was it less than one-third. Spain, at 34%, was the only one that came close to that.“