“...the flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card…It would be honest. It would eliminate the principal source of political corruption in Washington — trading loopholes for campaign cash. It would be fair.”
Chapter Six Questions: Here are some things to ponder
You don't have to answer them all, but answer the ones you care about most or add in your own sentiments.
- What are five positive effects of simplifying the federal tax system?
- Which is the best argument for a simplified tax system?
- Do think tax simplification would result in less fraud?
- How much time did you spend doing your income tax return last year?
- Could federal tax simplification make the job of tax accountants easier?
- Were you surprised by anything you saw in Table 6.1; “Who Pays Taxes?”
- Do you think a simplified tax system could result in less intimidation of IRS agents?
- What do you think of connecting the responsibilities of the 1% to an expansion of the national park system?
- What role do you think investigative journalism students like those at Northeastern University can play in the future of tax simplification?
- Do you see a link between tax simplification and greater transparency and responsibility on the part of our federal government?