I agree with the idea of simplifying the tax code Beingist. A flat tax on everyone's yearly incomes I think would be more fair in the grand scheme of things. It wouldn't be a demotivational thing like the tax brackets we have now. But there should be some compensating for the poorer individuals when the flat tax is implemented. Because obviously they'd be getting the short end of the stick in the transition if there's no balancing out the fact that these people woule now be paying more in taxes.
But we're talking about something different now. We were talking about sales taxes, not income taxes. Sales taxes are pretty straightforward and simple. You buy a product you pay x% in taxes on it. Simple