How about a meaningful discussion about eliminating the income tax?
I personally favor a sales tax, instead.
The beauty of a sales tax is that it doesn’t matter what the source of the income is, everyone is taxed based on what they spend. If you’re the bank president, you’re taxed on what you spend. If you got your money from robbing the bank, guess what? You still pay taxes!
All sorts of people who currently don’t pay taxes would pay them. Drug dealers, embezzlers, prostitutes, congresscritters, whoever, all get taxed on the basis of their spending.
Exempt food and prescription medications to make it more “fair.”
Can I think of ways people would get around paying sales taxes?Sure. I don’t think any tax plan is going to be cheat-proof, however.