Common Ukrainians with salary near UAH 2-3 thnd. contribute to the budget near UAH 25 thnd. per year. To large extent, millions of such contributions ensure 2/3 of budget revenues. Still only few in our country realize the chain «my money → taxes → public spending». What more, the majority of Ukrainians believe that budget collects taxes only from large businesses and that is why there is no reason to care about «other people’s» money. Such perception of the world is the main reason of alienation to state waste and corruption.
For more information about state cost, please, see comics-presentation «How much the state costs or What I am paying taxes for?» (ukr).