I like everybody pays 10% income taxes and that would cover federal, state and local. That's all they get and no more. This being a flat tax.
Now the legislators say that they need 17% for the feds, 8% for the state, and 3% for local, ='s 28% which means they have to get more for less by -18%. Thus the problem comes down to who is going to provide the executive governance that will be the adult supervision that keeps the legislator in check?
Our real true problems come from the lack of responsible adult supervision.