Comment: It's much less offensive than the income tax...

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It's much less offensive than the income tax...

There are no loopholes, and it doesn't require a huge bureaucracy to implement like the IRS. Half the jobs of Washington lobbyists are working to get tax loopholes. It would be a real shame to see the lobbyists get laid off.

Plus, the income tax only taxes the employed citizens while a consumption tax will be paid by anyone that interacts with our economy, such as illegal immigrants and visitors.