To VAT or not to VAT,
that is the question,
Whether tis nobler
to suffer the confusion and political panderings
of a bloated incomprehensible tax code,
or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.
To put them into permanent sleep,
Perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off these mortal flaws,
Must give us pause of prosperity possible,
thru a simpler, fairer burden that all shall carry...
But alas, not to be,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,...
A VAT based world might work just fine, if it could totally replace the income tax, in it's various forms. However, there are too many unwilling to make the leap from our current system, no matter how corrupt and flawed, to another world. Just be glad these aren't the same self limiting folks that were around during the time of the Revolution.