When Republican leaders talk tax simplification, they usually mean tax cuts for the rich. If we weren’t running an enormous deficit, or the rich were more overtaxed than the upper middle class, this might be a good idea. Today, it isn’t. So taxes just keep getting complicated.
Well, it is possible to simplify tax collection while keeping what’s left of the progressive income tax. Indeed, we can simply tax collection for employers without changing tax rates, deductions, or loopholes at all.
I introduce the idea at A Free National Payroll Service. Go there and read it. Then come back to this announcement post if you want to comment.