Has anyone ever calculated the cost of the income tax? My guess is about 60%. There's the cost of the IRS in administering and collecting the tax, but also there's the cost to each payer; setting up accounts, doing the accounting and filing and much more.. If one does his own taxes, give him the salary of a CPA. I bet the cost of a flat tax or consumption tax would be under 5%. All this so that our rulers can know who is worth what, where they are, etc. Please, someone, prove me wrong.