One out of 3 people in this country actually file tax returns. They are the source of revenues for govt operations and they will be the ones who foot the bill.
this could be THE best argument for the fair tax. you guys know i hate taxes, specifically raising them and/or creating new ones.
the fair tax would MAKE illegals, new foreign business owners, those paid under the table, and the rich w/ fancy lawers and accountants ACTUALLY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES! but, certainly all levels of gov't would fight for their fair share(all hands in one bucket).
Snax is correct when he says conservation is better than finding more of the same resource, in this case, credit. where would we be if everyone paid taxes and practiced conservation(especially gov't)?
of course, you could make the argument that families like mine de-stimulate the economy...we have no debt outside of a very small mortgage.
The only way to do this would be with a national sales tax. You can make all the money you want, but when you spend it you're paying tax. Personally, I say tax everything but clothing items under $100, food, and perscription drugs. If you buy food for your family its tax free. Buy medicine for your family's health care, that's tax free. Clothes (under $100), same thing. Want to go out and buy a new iPod? Pay the Nat'l tax. Simple, and everyone pays their fair share. No hiding income from the Gov't, because they will get theirs when you spend it.
EDIT: I just reread this and figured I'd make this more clear. The nat'l sales tax will come with vast reductions in mountains of tax code, forms, and less people in the IRS to oversee it.