No one likes to pay taxes. It is unpleasant reality to open your first paycheck and discover that you are not earning as much as you thought you were. But taxes pay for things we all enjoy: national defense, roads, national parks, etc. It also pays for a good many things we don't enjoy, but government waste is the subject for another entry. But the federal income tax has become so complex and so cumbersome that it needs a major overhaul.
Great Idea #38: The federal personal income tax should be simplified to a flat tax - no deductions, loopholes or other tricks.