The truth is all governments will spend as much money as they can- what they tax and more, when allowed.
As Ronald Reagan said, "The best way to reform government is to starve it." All revenue needs to be reduced. A revenue neutral reform is still a loser.
Perhaps instead of rolling payroll tax into the personal tax codes would be to roll this into the payroll tax codes. Then we would get a flat tax with few special interest cut-outs. Then if we have any income left we can choose retirement investments or business opportunities, as our sensibilities dictate.
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