“I think Santorum destroyed his idea for a national sales tax”
I think he tried but failed. And he had nothing better to offer.
Bachmann did a better job and targeted the main weakness of the plan, but the fact remains that 9-9-9 would be an improvement over the current system. It’s clear, simple, broadens the base and reduces the aggregate tax burden on individuals and corporations.
My understanding is that 999 is a transitional system to a fair tax, which would be preferable to any other (IMO).
Tax consumption, not income. And make it COMPLETELY transparent as to what you’re paying. This takes power away from the government and puts it back in the hands of the people.