If a sales tax is an advantage and it could be, it should be collected by the states and NOT the federal government. The state could collect it and remit their share to DC. Once the camels nose is under the tent, the national sales tax will be "tinkered" with by a well meaning congress. Look at the income tax, any guess how long it will take congress to enact changes in the tax. May be an additional amount for energy, like a carbon tax, maybe an additional amount for certain foods, this thing could morph into a nightmare, all with very good intentions.
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