Flat Tax : More Fair than the “Fair Tax”

“Fair Tax” still implies some levels of subjectivity, which is why I prefer a “Flat Tax” as a primary tax, in tandem with a consumption tax, which is what the  “Fair Tax” seems to be.    

A Flat Tax would be simplest and most fair— more fair then the Fair Tax — no adjustments, no exemptions, no limits.  Tie all income and consumption to personal social security numbers and business tax ID numbers and let computers sort everything out.

Unfortunately I  foresee problems with the consumption tax if it’s anything like the sales tax system in Florida.  Businesses are collecting the tax but not turning it into the government or are understating their sales.   We don’t want to create another agenda that’s going to take an army of auditors and collection agents to sort out.

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