I've often thougt the feds should collect only enough income taxes to maintain the military and ensure the transportation systems of the country functioned. All other taxes for the "general welfare" should be managed at a local/state level. That way I truely believe there would be more accountability of the money the state collects, less waste etc.
If all income and property taxes were eliminated I might consider a flat tax, but I lean towards a consumption tax, again with the requirement that income/property taxes are first eliminated..
It tough, we need tax money for national security, but the wealth re-distribution has to stop..
I would like to see ALL public schools go away!! Privatizing them would produce better results, IMO. Like Tony said, there's far too much social engineering going on. Too many teachers use their classrooms as a podium to impress their beliefs on these young and open minds. I will say, that when I was in school, politics was never discussed unless it was an actual politics class or class that discussed the geo-political aspects of a certain country. Even then, the teachers didn't inflict their beliefs into the equation. I only wish my daughter had the benefit of a politically-free oriented classroom. I grew up in the Texas school system.
At almost 50 years old I STILL cant fathom why ANYONE should pay taxes on income they EARNED. Sales taxes on purchases(and property taxes ONCE when you buy!) but most taxes still appear to me to be,how did they put it back then, TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.