An additional benefit of a consumption based tax is that income from criminal activity which is not subject to income tax (what crook would report such income) would be subject to tax when spent. The reason there is not a groundswell of support for a flat tax is the same reason most common sense solutions never see the light of day - armys of tax lawyers and accountants would have to redeploy their skills in another job. With 18 - 20 thousand new IRS Obamacare agents added to the current staff of the IRS, the problem just got a whole lot larger.
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