Taxes are out of control. When I think of how much money would be made and saved if everyone was taxed evenly across the board. We are first taxed on our income and then there is the barrage of taxes on our already taxed income. If this doesn't scream double taxation then what do you call it? Sales tax, property tax, vehicle registration tax, fuel tax, hotel tax, and the list goes on. What happened to the notion that you create a budget based on income? Pure income with no deductions. Rich or poor both would be taxed according to their income. This would increase the income by itself but then you consider the reduction of all the oversight entities that manage our now very complex taxation process. That would save expenses from the budget. So a federal tax to fuel the budget that governs our federal fiduciaries and a state tax that is fair across the board would be a commendable start.