An idea like the fair tax is a good idea.. no specifics about it argued here.
The biggest hurdle in a converstion from IRS/personal income tax and a fair tax is 16th amendment
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
So we need to change the Constitution to move to a fair tax it seems.
Hummmm maybe not.. Here’s an interum suggestion. The text says nothing about WHO should collect this money and who should send it, only that Congress has the power to lay and collect.
I would suggest the tax law could be changed so that States collected income tax and send it to the states it to the FED.
This has many advantages.
1. it can follow the Constitution
2. a state can do the colleciton (like it does Interstates) and send the money to the FED
3. Here’s the secret power. What state will send $1 and not demand making sure a $1 comes back — what state will allow a law that says one state gets an advantage over anotherStumble it!