Millionaires have private healthcare, private schools & don't use public transport yet pay higher tax?

If the millionaires in the UK don't use the education system or the NHS and more (which represents almost 35% of the budget...why are they expected to be paying even more?) Doing an analysis, this is what the rich don't need: Welfare Family & Children - 21.6 billion Unemployment - £9.8... show more If the millionaires in the UK don't use the education system or the NHS and more (which represents almost 35% of the budget...why are they expected to be paying even more?)

Doing an analysis, this is what the rich don't need:

Welfare
Family & Children - 21.6 billion
Unemployment - £9.8 billion

Transport
Local public transport - 0.7 billion
(I haven't included trains, rich people use trains)
(I haven't included roads, rich people use roads)

Medical
Health Services (minus the research and development - rich guys need that too) - £122 billion

Education
Primary + Secondary = £22.5 billion
(I have included tertiary education. Rich people go to universities)

There is plenty more rich people don't use, but for easyness lets assume they do.

So thats at least £176.6 billion unused by rich people.

This represents at least 34.7% of the budget unused by the rich. So why is their tax rate HIGHER? Surely it should be at most the same. And the public perception is that they should be paying even more??? Why is this? The more meager earners have a pretty good deal already.


Source: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget2012_documents.htm
http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/year_spending_2013UKbn_12bc1n_40606510#ukgs302
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