“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
how quickly people forget the money the IRS wastes on such things as "star trek" videos... dance lessons..spending millions on software they never used... spending million on employee conferences
but anyways... spending cuts won't fly.... Harry Reid will kill it or Obama will....
my money is on Harry Reid... he won't allow anything form the House to even come to a vote, let alone pass it on to Obama to veto.
Flat tax is still a tax, still have to determine income, still have deductions, credits, etc. A flat tax just eliminates lots of deductions little people take, and makes their returns slightly easier, and maybe instead of 5 rates there is one or two, but simple returns are already checked by computer and a computer can check 12 or 40 lines as easily as 3. Tax returns for businesses or the wealthy don't get much easier, if at all. And no matter what kind of tax, people will cheat, not file, etc. and you'll need the IRS to catch them, and collect their taxes, send a few of them to jail, etc.
And democrats are HOPING the GOP shuts down government, right before the election. So I'm with you - shut it down, shut off the Medicare checks, shut off the SS checks, shut down the airports, and the courts, and the parks, etc. Obviously cut off checks to the soldiers, park the planes and ships in hangars and docks. Shut the whole thing down!