"I am inclined to see it as FORCED payments that are determined by others without my input.
I am also inclined to see it as COVETOUSNESS by those who have power to take my money against my will.
In essence it is a type of extortion. "
As stated, I don't agree with this part.
Is the following FORCE? If it is not force tell me what it is.
"if one does not pay he is subject to legal proceeding/entanglements
which would result in fines, high legal costs and possible imprisonment."