I'm curious how people on here would feel about having a flat income tax regardless of dependants of 20% for incomes above $50,000? Below $50k it would be best to still have a curve, lets say lowering the tax by 7% for every $10k less than $50k. What are the drawbacks to this? I see it as being fair to more people, but I'm sure some people would complain about the guy that earns $20k not paying enough. It also gets the government out of the marriage business, so state and federal governments don't have to worry about the pesky gay marriage issue.