From the Center for the Center:
A national flat tax to replace the hopelessly corrupt current system of federal taxation will never happen. It conflicts with the Democrats long-time political strategy.
It’s really very simple. Legislation and tax policies which provide benefits to all citizens yield fewer votes, political contributions and favors to Democrats than “targeted” proposals. The Democrat guiding principle is to divide us into groups, and then to threaten punishment to certain groups while offering rewards to others.
Despite Obama’s incessant bleating about “fairness,” unequal treatment of both groups and individuals is essential to Democrat electoral success. Envy and anger the key to Obama’s hope and change.