I may be wrong on this next point, but I'm fairly certain that all 10 have a value-added tax too.
Over time, it would like government to pay for a basic plan for everyone and fund it via a consumption or value-added tax.
In Europe, you pay for it through a heavy consumption tax called the VAT, or value-added tax.
Daniels had the temerity to merely mention apparently taboo words: value-added tax and gasoline tax.
A tax on the value added to a product at each stage of its production, from raw materials to finished product. Widely employed in Europe, value-added taxes have the advantage (for governments) of raising revenue “invisibly,” that is, without appearing as taxes on the bill paid by the consumer.