I wish to establish immediately that I strongly support a complete revamping of our tax system. It needs to be simplified and the numerous loopholes should be eliminated. I would even like to see the "all powerful" Internal Revenue Service dismantled and not replaced with another similar powerful arm of the government. But when I reviewed what this Administration is recommending to replace our present tax system, I was appalled !
To begin with, I strongly object to the discrimination shown against the single person ! Why should my government punish me because I am single? When I go to the market, do I pay more for my food because I am single? Do the utility companies charge me more because I am single? When I drive into a gas station, do I pay more for my gas as a single person?
In our economy, who has the right to discriminate against me because I am single? Only the state and federal governments have that "right"! I say that is not a right--it is rank discrimination at its worst!
I would like to urge that all people should be taxed on their income alone -- not on their marital status!