The ant is required to pay a 10% tax to pay for roads, defense, sanitation, and other important social functions, including food for the starving.
The ant finds loopholes to reduce what would be his fair share down to 1/2 of 1%, but nonetheless pays to support for the operation of his community, where a portion are living in luxury and a portion are suffering.
His meager tax, which barely has an effect on his well being, helps the grasshopper to survive the winter, after which he learns his lesson and has a better plan for the following summer.
The moral: The greatness of a society is measured by how it treats its poor, its sick, and its elderly. Stop whining about having to pay your fair share for living in an affluent society and look around at how many people are suffering in what is supposed to be a great nation.