Suppose that every evening, 10 men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this :-
And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists, labour unions and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes, will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore.