Prompted by a comment in another thread I was wondering who thinks Income Tax isnt fair. As I understand it in theory someone earning a good wage, and therefore paying the top rate of Income Tax(IT), in the UK is paying 40% in IT. Therefore if theyre working a standard 5-day week they dont actually earn anything for themselves until Wednesday as Mondays and Tuesdays earning go straight to the taxman. Should there be an upper limit to your tax bill? Why should a hard working individual pay so much more than someone who cant(through no fault of their own perhaps) earn as much? Is the high tax burden down to centralized Government trying to provide too many services to too high a standard? Should people be forced to take more responsibility for themselves? Who should pay the most in taxes, the wealthy because they can or those who use or cause the need for the services provided by tax receipts?