Las Vegas Sun

August 22, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

A simplified tax structure needed

Regarding Saturday’s editorial “No-new-taxes rhetoric fails to understand what people really think”:

Deficit reduction should be achieved through both reduced spending and increased revenue from tax reform. However, taxing the rich more would have only a limited effect on the deficit and potentially result in reduced charitable giving and lost jobs. A more rational approach would be to broaden the tax base, eliminate deductions and adopt a lower flat tax. Everyone above the poverty level should pay some taxes. The tax should be progressive with high earners paying a larger percentage. Significant cost reductions could be achieved through more aggressive fraud, waste and abuse enforcement, by establishing and enforcing budgets, and by eliminating or combining marginally effective agencies.

Finally, a simplified tax structure would eliminate the need for the IRS. Will any of this happen? Probably not. The progressive left wants more not less government and special-interest groups want their piece of the pie.

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