Why should I pay more when we could dump nuclear weapons and divert that money to a more deserving cause?
Cos we've elected other people to decide what's important and what's not. You don't get to choose, unfortunately.
They already spread money out between stuff you don't like and stuff you do. You can't make them divert money from one thing to another, so the only other option is to give them more.
Now, this is probably a bad thing in many cases. Stuff like subsidising rich companies should be a democratic matter and we should be able to make them divert money away from it. However, if there are (for example) big companies prepared to leave the country if conditions become less favourable then we might not know about this, as voters. Big companies may be holding us to ransom, but how to get around this?
But stuff like nuclear weapons can't really be run on a purely democratic basis, because the general public aren't in a position to decide what our capability needs to be in this area imo.
I actually think I should be offered a rebate as I use less services.
Nice to know people are still altruistic and selfless, isn't it. Oh wait.. no they aren't.