Man I don't get the US. You pay all these taxes, and then you extra for the things tax dollars are supposed to go to. Silly america. Taxes are supposed to be used for social security/medicare like things.
IRD: You gotta pay us 30% taxes.
IRD: For things like healthcare, roads, retirement.
Person: Oh that sounds reasonable, OK.
IRD: You gotta pay us for roads, healthcare and retirement.
Person: Wait I thought that's what my taxes were for?
IRD: Nope, taxes are for taxes, this is healthcare/roads/retirement.
Keep in mind I know little about all of the above, but at first glance it seems ridiculous from an outside perspective.