Flat tax imposes an unfair burden on the poor. There is a certain base cost to maintain a dignified life and a flat tax will prevent more people from achieving that. The wealthy are fine, they have to room whatsoever to complain in their affluence. Money is only ever power and the powerful have the responsibility of maintaining this country. The rest of us need what power we can scrape together just to keep treading water. Tell the rich to stop whining.