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.
It will never happen that corporate, income and wealth taxes will be replaced by a consumption tax. It may be an additional tax but you simply can't expect the power base in this country that was built on the tax code to give it up. It's like getting rid of deductions nice idea but nobody has the balls to mention an actual deduction to get rid of.