While I realize that what I propose is likely a pipe dream I wanted to see what people in general thought of it. Currently the US tax system is extremely complicated, far more complicated than it ideally should be. It is also often used by the government to institute class warfare and to buy votes or donations. Given all these problems I believe that a sales tax would be the best way to fund the government. My proposal is this, a 25% sales tax on all purchases (possibly higher if that is insufficient to run the government). In this example 10 percent would go to the state and 15 percent to the federal government (again something that could be adjusted). The point would be with a sales tax being the only tax anyone pays it would be a much simpler economic system. No matter where you put your money if you purchased something in the united states you would have to pay 25% of its value to the government. This would also make illegal immigrants a direct part of the tax system as all their purchases would automatically be taxed. This in my opinion (given the numbers might have to be adjusted) seems the fairest forms of taxation. What I want to know is what do the rest of you think, is this a workable (albeit an unlikely) tax system?