I'm sure anyone who believes in a representative democracy and in some form of citizens' taxation would mean to say exactly that, actually.So we should take their money from them for a purpose they don't value, but we do? I'm sure you didn't mean to say that.
The priniciple of this has been sorely tested in the UK with the referendum on membership of the EU. But it tends to be on only the big stuff that people argue about what we should spend our taxes on. It's a long time since I heard anyone make much of a fuss about 'wasting public money on funding the arts' - if ever. More than once I've heard the argument that we shouldn't waste money on public education!