Again for me the income tax is simple and, if a flat tax that everybody pays, is fair. The flat tax takes out of the equation almost all the ability of Congress to use taxes to manipulate the people. And a flat tax would be far less easy to manipulate than would any kind of value added or sales tax.
The necessary functions of government must be funded. I am just looking at the most practical way to do that while removing a whole lot of ability of Congress to use the people's money to increase its own power, prestige, influence and personal wealth. And it would also remove a lot of Congress's ability to use our money to keep racism alive and well for Congress's own benefit too.