Tax. Popular topic at the moment. I am a very simple man(see my other posts for confirmation). I do not understand the tax system and my attempts to google it have resulted in brain freeze. I earn a wage that I am taxed on. I then pay tax on any items that I purchase. I pay tax to drive my car on public roads. I pay tax to drive through areas that are congested. I pay tax to save the money that I have already paid tax on from my wage. I pay tax on any money that my relatives have paid tax on, if they decide to leave it to me when they die. Would it not make sense to just pay a set rate that incorporates everything? Why is the system set up like this? And does it benfit us this way? Yours, A true idiot.