Have to give it to you Traxx, you are completely right.
Moaning over a 3% rise in tax is just ridiculous. I know it is a guild choice to run for vanarch but expecting them to run and then receive no rewards from it is a bit too far.
Even at a full 10% tax rate you will not be making someone too poor to survive/thrive within the game, it is literally an extra few bronze or at most several silver extra from what Tera had implemented on its own.
I for one can't remember people having their experience ruined because of a 5% increase over base tax on an island where you leave with a few gold at most.
The opportunity costs for the man hours needed to even provide services that come with policy points is quite extensive on its own, and any tax they receive will (if they're lucky) make up for such costs.