Well, really taxation effects pretty much everyone here. And i really prefer that when i have a job, i can say that i have helped the poor already.Better than have people doing crimes to afford food, don't you agree ? taxation doesn't need to be focused to the wealthy, as in Finland we tax almost everything and everyone, from alcohol to petrol and electricity. Food is also lightly taxated, though i hope that gets removed soon, there has been some talks about this. Taxation doesn't mean that you take only from the rich, you take from everyone that you can, within common sense, take. And really, the people who have huge incomes, won't feel the pain as much as you'd think. I have rarely heard any wealthy people complain about the taxes, taxes fund many things, like public health care, education and social welfare etc. So they benefit from it too. Education is free for the rich and poor. Its just something we are used to i guess, no political party wants to throw the welfare state system away completely. It is just so..finnish ? i really think that it brings more equality than it creates unequality. Only two things are certain in life, and thats death and taxes. Note: Finland was leftist during cold war, specially in the 70s..so i guess its expected that the children and students of that era have some pretty left wing ways of thinking.