His bill would abolish the IRS and the many billions of tax forms it sends out and receives. He would erase the federal income tax system -- personal and corporate income taxes, the regressive payroll tax and self-employment tax, capital gains, gift and estate taxes, the alternative minimum tax and the earned income tax credit -- and replace all that with a 23 percent national sales tax on personal consumption.
I am all for a national sales tax. I think that it would be the fairest way for the government to fund itself. A national sales tax would even be a better source of revenue than a usage tax (such as tolls on the highway).
What do you think?