A national sales tax (assuming income tax is abolished) would devestate low income families who are already living on the margins. They pay little to no income tax now, so the sales tax would hit them hardest. Add state sales taxes and some people would be paying a 33% sales tax for basic necessities. An environment like that would be an incentive for a huge black market for almost everything. The natural government "cure" would be a cashless system, requiring all transaction be electronic and monitored.
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