I found this article on the rapid adoption of the flat tax to be very interesting. It has been several years since the United States seriously considered going to a flat rate tax. I remember Dick Armey the flat tax man very well. My thoughts on a flat tax are twofold. First, anything is better than the crappy system we have with more than 17,000 pages of bureaucratic mumbo jumbo to complicate it. Second, I do believe the flat tax would spur economic growth. It is attractive for one other reason, we could practically fire the IRS! Less bureaucracy! That's always a plus. Of course, since the number one rule of bureaucracy is to expand bureaucracy, we will see how far this idea goes.