Certainly in my lifetime I've seen taxes on popular pastimes treble and take a sizeable chunk of dosh out of my wallet.
The problem is that no-one questions these taxes any more. They just shrug their shoulders with the words "The experts know best".
But do they? Take one example. We were exhorted for decades to eat margerine as butter was bad for us. Now we are being encouraged quietly to eat butter again.
Who the fuck are these so called experts and why are they not being publicly hanged?