Current tax code: 25% income tax + 9% sales tax = 34%
9-9-9: 9% income tax + 9% federal sales tax (only on goods you choose to buy new) + 9% state sales tax = 27%
Now, the argument will be made that the poor now must pay 9% income tax under this plan. At what point should people have skin in the game? When 47% of the country pays no federal income tax and yet receive benefits beyond what this country can afford, are we supposed to seek our own financial demise?