Palmyrene wrote:States are the play things of the wealthy. You can't fight back using taxation, taxation was originally used by the upper class.
For working class people in the U.K, income tax is 'deducted at source' from their 'Gross' income, so, if you are employed by an employer, that employer is legally obliged to deduct taxes, national insurance, along with any other 'legally' defined deductions, before you receive your 'Net' pay.
From the 'Net' pay, there are 'cost' involved in travel to - fro from work to home, for which self-employed people can work the system to their advantage to avoid, but which employees cannot do so & only travel from workplace-workplace is tax allowable.
After travel to work cost, there is rent to pay for those whose incomes are too low to afford them the means to buy their own property.
Then there are 'spending' taxes on disposable incomes, such as V.A.T, Insurance Premium Tax, along with many other 'Stealth' taxes.
Although the state hands back a small proportion to some families by way of tax 'credits', along with Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, also Universal Credit, all of those things are mere 'sticking plasters' on the system that generates jobs at the lowest rate for employers, but, which then has to tax everyone else for,excluding the rich or better-off-because they alone get tax cuts which raise the tax gap between what the government spends & receives by way of tax revenues.
So, MP's run the system for their rich, well-off 'friends' & want the working peasants to pay the taxes that keep the section of society that has an inflated 'sense-of-entitlement'.