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Amen to the flat tax

Every year around this time, the media are replete with stories, both serious and funny, about the density, complexity, and inanity of our tax code ("The Carson monologue" Feb 12). One has to wonder if maybe we've gone a little too far in punishing, rewarding, and buying votes via the tax code.

A shout out to Steve Forbes, and a huge amen to Dr. Ben Carson, for their pleas for a flat tax akin to the Biblical tithe wherein God asks a fixed, flat 10 percent year-in and year-out with no loopholes, no deductions, no exemptions. If the flock has a good year, then God has a good year, and Warren Buffett's secretary will not pay taxes at a higher rate than he does.

If it's good enough for God, then it ought to be good enough for Caesar.

Dave Reich, Perry Hall

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