Greece’s Problem Is High Tax Rates, not Tax Evasion - Big Government Do liberals just not get human nature? They seem to think we should all view the government as God and want to give all our money to this false god of theirs. Do they get that the higher you raise taxes, the more people are going to look for ways NOT to pay them? If you don't believe that read "Do as I say not as I do, profiles in liberal hypocrisy." It documents the herculean measures such people as Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, and the late Ted Kennedy use to avoid paying the same taxes we pay. People don't like keeping the money they earn. They don't think they owe it to the government. The higher you raise taxes, the more people are going to find ways to avoid paying them. That's why every time our government has CUT taxes, the revenues to the government explode. Because you lower taxes and people are as likely to hide their money. It's common sense and human nature. Maybe that's why liberals never understood it.