I'm with you on this one, Jerome. I prefer the Fair Tax. There's a bill in the House (H.R. 22) with 63 co-sponsors and one in the Senate (S.114) that are just sitting there.
There's something else we need too. It's the Monetary Reform Act proposed at the Money Masters web site. I urge everyone to go to http://www.themoneymasters.com and look it over. It converts the U.S. economy from a debt-based econonmy to a cash-based economy and pays off the national debt. That's a big claim but if you study it I think you will find that it is workable.