Comment: Under a flat tax, the poor

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Under a flat tax, the poor

Under a flat tax, the poor and rich would all pay the same taxes based off of percentage

However, one would still need to figure out all their deductions. So, there would still be a culture of lobbying congress for various deductions as well as having to file a return disclosing all your relevant financial activities. Am I correct on this? If so, it seems like a magician's trick where they having you looking at the rate that is being applied while they could just monkey around with the income via various deductions.