Every now and again I get the following: “Oh, you’re a tax attorney? What do you think of [insert name of random Congress man/woman]’s flat tax / consumption tax proposal?”
My stock answer…”I think that it’s great!” And I give this answer without having even read any of these plans cover to cover.
The latest such question came from Scott in an email yesterday and here is my reply…slightly edited for wider publication.
[irrelevant chit-chat omitted]
I think that the [unnamed Senator’s] press release is [hogwash]. It got him his headlines and I suspect that those headlines were all that he really wanted. …