May 5, 2005

Tax Simplification

Bryan suggests:

If Congress wanted to simplify the tax code all they would have to do is eliminate all deductions other than the standard deduction and the individual deduction. The whole tax form would look like the 1040EZ. They don't want to do that because they gain power by having people pay them to include special deductions.
Or provide special subsidies, etc.

That the congress critters and their state level ilk have not done this already, as a first step, is a perfectly good reason to fire them all.

Posted by Steve on May 5, 2005

Exactly. If it were simple, everyone would know exactly what is going on. This way, they obfuscate twice: the collection of money is complicated, as is the distribution. Trying to figure out who actually is paying how much for what is just about impossible.

Posted by Joseph j7uy5 at May 6, 2005 8:55 PM
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