Holliday: “Flat” Does Not Equal “Forward”

Over the past several weeks, an insidious tax structure proposal has been making the rounds in the Kansas Statehouse: flat taxes. While the idea that everyone pays the same rate—regardless of income—may initially seem attractive, a basic look into the impact of such a tax shows that it’s anything but.

At the most basic level, shifting to a flat tax would take the failures of the current system and compound them.

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