There's an entire industry devoted to taxes. Careers and education programs relying on this system. I understand that transition will be difficult, but a flat tax system will be more self sustaining and that means more money going to necessities in the economy. There would be no need for a federal reserve when or tax auditors. The system just works. Cool story #2, nobody is slipping through the system not paying their taxes. When they buy their bread and milk they pay the same taxes as you and me. That should get any conservative on board. But left leaning folks should be excited about how much extra money this creates for our government. Not only did this just eliminate thousands of people off of payroll, but now every individual who needs groceries and a flat screen tv pays their share.