Ok here is some basic economics. Again this is just some quick Internet research and I haven't taken into account any indirect tax which would be quite significant.
Average cost of educating one child in a state school as far as I can find out is £9000/yr
To pay £9000 is tax and NI one must earn £40,000, so that just covers one child and no other services. £40,000 happens to be the average household income.
Like I said that's very basic just to make a point, I know there is council tax, VAT etc I really don't have the inclination to put together a detailed point, but just want to point out when a service is used it does cost a lot.
I get what you want to point out.
Thing is, that has digressed quite a bit with the point being made by the "tale" which is what you supported with, in agreement, and cited your argument - which is where I came in.
I get, for a lot of people, what they pay in what many assume they are paying in taxation (funny how much of that has slid from visibility in recent decades, though, ain't it - almost as if it's not un-coincidental...) may not seem that different to what they are putting in - perhaps even worse.
All the same - the suggestion that all of this hits the rich worst - which is where the thread came in with accusations and suggestions about what the rich would tolerate, is worlds apart.
NONE of what we've been discussing, either in the thread, or in the tables and commentary, has actually been focused on the rich - just the trite platitudes that society should be grateful for their continuing forbearance - which was the conclusion of the original post.
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