The Taxpayers Alliance has a brief but compelling video, entitled "How long do you work for the tax man?," which shows how an ordinary worker in the United Kingdom spends more than one-half his day laboring for government. "What will they tax next?" is still the best policy video to come out of the U.K., in my humble opinion, but this one is very much worth watching -- especially since America is becoming more like Europe with each passing day.
What makes the video particularly depressing is that it only considers the tax burden. Regulations and government spending also are a burden on average workers, largely because of foregone economic growth.