federal national sales tax. Illegal criminals would have to pay also, those who peddle drugs, etc. Anytime anyone and everyone buys something, they're paying. People who are self employed would have to pay also. They couldn't hide income anymore and besides, it would not make sense to hide the income anyway. There would be nothing and no one to hide it from. A national sales tax is the very best way to do. It eliminates frustrations and exhorbitant costs of paperwork, and it encourages growth. If I were in politics, I would push for this and eliminate the income tax. It could be done today. Just simply say that we're going to have a national income tax, and that the people no longer have to pay nor file for income taxes.