What makes you think I don't know the difference between taxes. Please provide evidence of this. On the contrary, I've separated them out numerous times.
What exactly do you want me to do? Be able to quote the statistics for all federal, state and local taxes off the top of my head? What's your criteria for "knowing the difference in the various kinds of taxes"?
Also, as I recall, the poll tax riots were in response to measures imposed by Margaret Thatcher to create a flat-tax, which led to a massive drop in Conservative Party approval.