Let's just convert to the Bradford X Tax and be done with it. If the best think tank of economists ever put together thought it was a smart plan then I am in.
Seriously though, the current system is broken and unfair, we edge closer to a nanny state every day which I believe traps many in a pattern of uselessness. However a flat or fair tax does not adequately address many outstanding issues. There are some great examples out there for revisions that are not only fair, but revenue neutral and that promote huge ammounts of healthy growth while increasing our strength in an increasingly entwined global market. Independent research and education does wonders as opposed to sticking to a hardline political philosophy. . . it is not as black and white as it seems. Just because the broken, 2 party system is polarizing more every day does not mean we have to follow.