Originally Posted by JetPotato
If you abolish income and payroll taxes, the price of goods and services produced in America goes down, and a federal sales tax becomes a virtual wash in the total cost. And there would be no tax on used items or food/clothing/health care/other necessities up to the poverty level. Lots of other nice side effects, like you finally force everyone into the tax paying world and your illegal immigration problem ends.
Much to be said for a consumption tax. Just need to figure out how to transition without chaos.