I am totally disgusted with the complexity of the US tax system. I could cry that my dad spends MONTHS each year doing his taxes and still makes mistakes. This is a waste of his life! Those who have done this to him will pay, on or before Judgement Day!*
Those who have done this to all of us will pay. There are some of us who have gone out of our way to straighten the crooked, simplify the complex, make things clear, and shine light on dimly lit areas. But there are others who have hidden what should be available, turned simple statements in to multi-paragraph or multi-page madness, and have literally given their lives to the devil through needless complexity.
I know there will be, and has been, much resistance to simplifying our tax codes, first because many people know how to "game" the system and take advantage of the rest of us through loopholes. But there are also many "ambulance chasers" who thrive off of the complexity and use it to form their businesses. However, after recent news of Tom Daschel's tax problems where it seems his own accountant, who it seems is somehow not accountable, didn't do Tom's taxes correctly, I decided to write about this to President Obama.
As some evidence that companies thrive and threaten us with the complexity of our evil tax codes, here are photographs of an ad send to me.
A flat tax where everyone is taxed the same amount! (Perhaps somewhat progressive at the very bottom, for the poorest people who are just barely scraping by.)
I am not an expert, I am certain many people have given much more thought to it than I have. I know I heard Jerry Brown pitch it on Tony Brown's Journal many years ago.
* (Don't worry about me, I'm not planning any ills, just the opposite, I'm praying for them, that they repent. What is going to happen is God is going to stop holding back all their evil, then it will come like a tsunami, a number of "bowls of wrath" in quick succession.)