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  •  I doubt it. (0+ / 0-)

    Everyone (except for the tax prep industry) would like a new tax system that is (1) fair and (2) simple.

    It turns out that devising a fair and simple tax code is quite easy, provided that you alone get to decide what is fair and nobody else's opinion counts.  Getting everyone to agree that some new, simpler code is fair is of course impossible.  

    Getting enough people to agree such a code is sufficiently fair that it can be enacted is extremely unlikely, unless one party controls presidency and both houses of congress with a filibuster-proof majority in the senate. And provided that the party in question is the Democrats.

    I've lost my faith in nihilism

    by grumpynerd on Mon May 16, 2011 at 02:20:42 PM PDT

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