My answer to your question only concerns the United States because that is the country in life in.
In my opinion, people dislike government because governing a people requires officials to make choices, enact laws, set policies and quite frankly, to take a stand on a myriad of social and economic issues.
Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, abortion, health care, violence against women, gun owner rights, voter rights, regulations of businesses, corporations, industries and financial institutions are all subjects that have one group pro and one group con. The major problem in the climate of politics today is that no politician wants to upset their lobbyists or their base and the end result is stalemate and zero compromise. To me, that is the main catalyst for driving discourse with the government.
There was a time in the not too distant past when compromise moved our country forward. Sadly that is not the case today. The one group that has buried their staff into the sea of division is the Tea Party. This group is made up largely of white, retired men and women who are living off of their pensions, investments and Social Security and yet they decry the evils of government. To me their argument has no credibility and instead it reeks of "I got mine and too bad for the rest of you."