Realizing that me and Kodiak agreeing on this would only happen well Hell froze over I decided to do a more in depth search of his view of no corporate taxes and found a lot more information on them thus usually get's misplaced when passed along (no ones fault, we all do it). A number of people and institutions have proposed removing the corporate tax however none of them are for not taxing business at all, What they want is to tax the dividends. In this regard I could get behind such an idea as it has a number of other positive flow on effect's. Having a flat tax on the dividend with out any tax breaks only targets the business owner's and not the consumer's, Not taxing the business profit's allow's for greater wage growth and for more investment into the economy. I personally wouldn't have a tax rate on the dividend's any less then 40% though wouldn't be against a mean's tested tax rate, With those poorer paying little to no tax (Basically set it up along the income tax rate). And I agree with Kodiak on the national sales tax, while it does technically hurt the lower income more then the rich it is impossible to tax it all at different rates, Hence why every nation that has a VAT/GST/NST has them set at flat rates, Makes the system simple. As to the fuel tax, That needs to be increased. Sitting idle since 1993 and all that has happened since then is the road system has continued to crumble away (the fuel tax is to fix the roads). I can see what your trying to say but I must point out that your number's are grossly out of whack. For the tax rate to be 10% the cost of the item assuming the are paying the full 40% (give or take) then the profit margin before tax would have to had been 25%, Only a fraction of businesses have such profit rates. As to typical mark up, Well that is simply a stab in the dark, Mark ups generally are tiny, Should also note most product's don't go through so many cycles to get finished. As to the end cost being $24,943.58 vs $12,800 well if those numbers had been realistic then the US tax income from business would have been more then double what the US currently get's in corporate taxes. Sorry but I can't stand over inflating something.