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Would lump sum income tax turn our deficit around? encourage hard work? minimize tax loopholes? be a "fair" taxation?
People with economic knowledge should all answer yes to the first three questions. People who answer yes to the fourth question give me hope for the future. People who answer no to the final question need to do three things.
1) Reconsider the role of government
2) consider the theoretical meaning of "fair"...wouldn't fair be keeping what you earn.
3) Win the lottery and lose over half of it to income tax