That can be a good sign of a psychological disorder, although "disorder" could be viewed as relative. Your friend must be quite wealthy to pay that much for taxes, and although I may not believe it is entirely fair to tax him more, I think it's more unfair that some are doomed to have not shelter nor food, or even if they do no doctor, when there is plenty for all. Therefore, I feel more sympathy for those have nothing than for those who have much, and thus are made to give a littler more. He can whine all he wants about paying more, I very much doubt I'll care. But that's just me.