The government can't jump in and impose a tax just because they see a way to make big bucks on it. They don't provide the service. It would just be another way to tax the middle class who already carries the burden as we know the 'entitlement' groupies would be exempt. IF we have Fair Tax put into place, everyone pays their share. Washington needs to take their hands out of middle class pockets. If lifetime salary/benefits are removed from Washington elites, and they were made to live like the rest of us (no work, no pay, except, of course, for the entitlement groupies who are given our paychecks for NOT working), we'd have enough to fund just about anything.