After being re-elected in the UK on my 1st try of the game, I was able to implement a Flat-rate Income tax policy. I thought this would over ride the existing Progressive income tax policy that the country starts with but after moving to the next quarter, both were in place at just over 40%.
Needless to say, I cleared the national debt with in a year by taxing my citizens at over 80%, to which they responded by only going on strike once, in the quarter I went into credit. At this point I scrapped the Progressive Income Tax policy and made everyone happy again by dropping the % of the Flat-rate Income Tax by a few points.
A great way to kick start the economy and clear the national debt, not entirely realistic! lol!