one of the fundamental points laid out in the book is eliminating the other forms of federal taxation as a pre-requisite to putting this particular scheme in place (yes, it is just another tax scheme, all tax schemes are designed to take away money from the people who earned it, but that's not the point.) It calls for repealing the amendment that made the Income Tax legal, and putting one in place that specifically blocks new forms of federal taxation other than the sales tax.
its the whole idea behind the so called "fair tax", as outlined by the book where the idea is introduced.
the idea isn't mine, I'm just familiar with it.
no, I'm not crazy enough to believe that it will stay 23 forever, 23 was the number they came up with based on the current level of govt spending when the book was written. I'm sure its out of date by now, it would probably have to be higher today than it would have been 5+ years ago.
yes, I am crazy enough to believe that it might come down. Not that I can make any sort of solid argument to back that up. But when everyone is taxed at the same rate, then everyone will be interested in lowering that rate. right now, the taxes go up because the majority believes that it isn't going up for them. Once everyone pays more or less equally, there will be a huge democratic majority of the electorate who agree that government spending is a bad thing. will that translate to actual change.... maybe, maybe not. but it could, and it is much more likely to bring about change than our current tax code is.