Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" You paid 1000 in taxes out of a 3200 paycheck? Anyone who works for that money has the "right" to complain about it imo. "
I've rounded it up a little bit, but basically. This means that I get to use one of the world's best and extensive commuter systems, I don't pay for university (I actually get paid for it), I don't have to pay so much for medication, or doctor visits, or hospital stays (there is a max sum), kids in schools get free lunches, and so on. I also got about 190 usd from the state each month this spring to make ends meet. There's a lot of things I get back from that money, so I see at least half of that money back to me in different ways.
Swedes don't mind, because we've grown up with the mentality that you help people the best you can, and that paying through taxes allows people to have equal opportunities, and will help us all in the long run. We see the big picture with taxes like that. Without paying that much tax my family would be in ruins of debt, my sister would have little future to look forward to, and I would probably have had a mother with brain damage due to untreated sleep apnea (which was only discovered because she could afford to go to the doctor about her 'insomnia'), or she could have been dead. So, the big picture... it's sooooo worth it.