Promoted first in the eighties by the great and honorable Billy Tauzin, a national sales tax is gaining a head of steam thanks to favorable comments by Allen Greenspan, who recommended it as a better system. Just think, you would get all your money and pay a consumption tax as you go. The IRS would be a fragment of its former self, saving tax payers billions. Personal savings would naturally increase, which most economist promote. But more than that, to me, would be that we would have total control of our money. For the poor, and everybody really, food and medicine would be exempt. It would be a fantastically effcient system, easily implemented because merchants are accustomed to collecting taxes that way. No more April 15th stressing, trying to interpret books of tax code that could fill Tiger Stadium. No more loop holes. Hey, even drug dealers would have to pay taxes now. Actually, an average american's tax burden would drop, on average. Of course, CPAs, TurboTax, and Ted Kennedy are foaming at the mouth. Lets face it, Ted and the Dems worship the IRS like an ancient idol, because from it they wield power, control; bestowing blessing here, casting out "turn to stone" spells there.