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Restructure the US Tax code and revenue collection systems

Restructure the US Tax code and revenue collection systems The Obamacare health care bill alone added some 30,000 IRS agents; their salaries alone would be millions of dollars per year and that is just the tip of the iceberg. While it is important for taxes to be collected, our current system is a drain on time, economic resources, and complicates social issues. The government should switch to a flat tax of 18%. Filing would be extremely simple and quick and federal verification would be just as efficient as a small cadre of IRS agent could be focused on real cases of fraud and delinquency. Also each citizen would have a stake in the government and be paying proportionally the same amount. Eliminating various itemized deductions and credits would mitigate social issues that become exacerbated through our current tax code that does not apply to each citizen equally.

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Idea No. 1049