It seems that what everybody that advocates for some type of tax based on income don't take into account are the people that do most of their work off the books. And I know a bunch of them. They do work for home owners and side work for businesses that do not hand out 1099s reporting their income to the IRS, so I see no need for that changing with a flat tax. And then, having showing very low or no income makes them eligible for all the government gimmies. Some may think this is a minor problem but I see a lot of it that goes on in my area and I can assure everybody reading this that it is a big problem.