Flat taxes of any kind are regressive punishing low income people and letting the rich off the hook. In our new Gilded Age, the rich are once again buying politicians and presidents, lawyering the tax code to their benefit, and riding on the backs of everyone else. And they actually believe that they deserve it and that we should be grateful for whatever trickles down to us. Where is our 21st century Teddy Roosevelt? Certainly not within reach of this email.