Understand How politicians Use the Two-step Tax Increase
Politicians do not increase salaries by increasing taxes. Because they are devious they increase salaries after they pay off a bond issue. They pass bond issues then increase taxes to pay off the bonds but the tax increase goes on after the bonds are repaid and they get more money without increasing taxes.
Pennsylvania borrowed money to construct the Turnpike in 1935. Taxes were increased to pay off the bonds. The bonds were paid off but the taxes remained including the tolls. Politicians never remove a tax or a toll.