Our national debt is above 14 trillion dollars. One side wants to tax citizens even more the other side wants to raise the ceiling. Hey! Can I do that with my mortgage? Hell No. On thing both sides agree on is that the tax system is a mess and unfair. The employees of the IRS agree that it is a mess. Since 2001 Nina Olsen has been the IRS Advocate. She represents the voice of the taxpayer. The tax code is almost 70,000 pages long. Over her 10 year reign she has noticed that the tax code has gotten more complex.
For the last 30 years, money has been taken less from the rich each and every year. If you are a single person making $500 a week, you are paying more taxes than someone who makes a million dollars a day. The reason is the great divide between individual and corporate tax breaks. The lobbyists are out of control. GE alone spent $73,000 on each member of Congress to get them to give their company votes for tax breaks.