Forget Hillary, Where's Steve Forbes When You Need Him?
I get hot and bothered at the notion of a simple flat tax, on a regular basis. Imagine, a two-line tax form.
1> Your income.
2> Multiply line one by X%.
This is the tax you owe.
End of story. Ooooooooh, baby.
Ok, I don't actually agree with Steve Forbes on ANY aspect of social or foreign policy.* And I do know that flat taxes are regressive, benefitting the rich at the expense of the rest of us. But fer-cryin-out-loud, the current system that we have is complete crap! It's arcane, cumbersome, frustrating, skewed in favor of the rich ANYWAY, menacing, and a general pain in the ass.
Why all the fuming and whining? Well, in addition to
I know it's a privilege to have this problem. But, oh, God do I hate anything and everything to do with taxes.
*And don't ask me what I think of Hillary running. The feminist and the pragmatist in my head are still duking it out.
**If we were able to marry and therefore it could legally be "our" battle, it wouldn't be a battle at all. Hmph.