i.e. tax the rich.
shared sacrifice would actually work. Half of the people who bother to file taxes pay none. These are the same folks that complain about taking away their 'benefits', 'rights' and entitlements.
I support a VAT, with the elimination of corporate and individual income tax. NOT a combination of the two methods.
Once Bubba sees that he's paying $1.00 tax on a $3.50 beer at the bar, he'll join the bandwagon on reducing expenses.