The current tax code isn't designed for the rich, the middle class, the poor for some better means of redistribution. It's designed to maintain control over the citizens and empower government.
If the tax code was extremely simplified, it was substantially reduce government's power to manipulate the citizens and special interests would be extremely disadvantaged.
ie, total adjusted gross income for all filers is 7.5 trillion. 15% of that is 1.1 trillion. Right now the govt collects 860bn. So just on that, the govt is collect more taxes. Once you add in SS and medicare taxes...
Last edited by jonny5; 11-13-12 at 10:29 AM.