Flat tax has been a doable solution for generations but Big Business has shot it down at every turn. Flat tax is the best, fastest and easiest solution to end our national debt. One flat tax rate with no exemptions, no deductibles and no Big Biz wright-offs. This would also eliminate (or at least drastically reduce) the need for the IRS and that will save us money as well. There will still be a need for financial advisors and investment accountants so Ex-IRS workers won't be left high and dry for jobs. Our country needs to not only trim off excess money fat (and that doesn't mean cutting out needed departments like the EPA), it also needs a simple solution to bringing in as much taxes as possible while not sending the less paid citizens to the "poor house." Even a flat tax based on one's income would be an improvement over what we have now and have had from the beginning. Many will look at this as a trick to allow corporations to pay less in taxes when the opposite will happen. If someone earning 30k a year was to pay a flat 10% tax (remember, no deductibles or write-offs) and a corporation with the same lack of deductibles and write-offs making $100,000,000 a year was to also pay a flat 10% in taxes ... well, you do the math. Our way of taxing is obviously not working. Why do we keep doing it? Why do we continue to allow corporations to dictate how this country is run?