Sierrahpbt, It'd wake people up to the true nature of taxation.
It's more obvious to people when you have to actually PAY for the federal sales tax, rather than having their income taken directly from their paycheck. With withholding it's as though they never had that money to begin with so it does not bug them as much. It's "easier" for a dumbed down society to accept.
WE NEED PEOPLE TO GET ALL THEIR MONEY IN THEIR HANDS.
THEN HAVE GOVERNMENT STEAL IT FROM THEM.
THEN THEY'LL HATE IT.
It's better if people are given all of their money and will actually have to SEE, on a daily basis, the effect that a high sales tax has on them. I believe the vast majority will want those rates lower.. and lower.. and lower.. They'll want less government and the will to cut government will grow tremendously. It's not a perfect or ideal solution, but I do think it'd work better in terms of waking up the general public.
Without withholding that money becomes "THEIRS" again. They'll never want the income tax back and they'll start imagining a world without a sales tax.. In a way this is a genius approach to getting people more toward our side. Although it's initially going to be painful as you said.
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