You know what is hilarious about that?
The colonists brought the taxes on themselves.
Simply put, when they began to settle into the Americas, the British colonies had to pay taxes. These taxes happened to be far less than the taxes payed by those living in Britain. Still, colonial merchants did not like having to pay any
money to the British government, so they began to smuggle. Eventually the British government got tired of getting less money from taxes on trade, than the cost of the administration. So, they lowered many of the taxes, and put taxes on some other goods. Parliament did not think much about this, because those living in Britain were paying more taxes on those products than the colonists. Problem was, that they began to enforce these taxes. Colonists didn't like it, and started to protest, escalading to the Revolutionary War.