Unfair to whom?
Burdensome to whom?
Carve-outs for whom
Unfair to whom? Everyone who pays Federal income taxes (that leaves out 48% of U.S. households)
Burdensome to whom? Everyone who pays Federal income taxes (that leaves out 48% of U.S. households)
Carve-outs for whom? Everyone who doesn't pay Federal income taxes (that's 48% of U.S. households).
That's just silly. Again, those who make more money or own businesses use a larger share of public resources (roads, infrastructure, etc.) than those who make less, do not own businesses. Every one is getting what they pay for.
It would be unfair and burdensome to expect those who do not capitalize on the various resources and services that the government provides.
For example, if you're a pharmaceutical executive, you and your company benefit from the enormous amount of basic science research that the federal government subsidizes through grants and employing scientists. So when a drug is patented that has been discovered or refined through federal government sponsored research, Pfizer, its execs, board members, etc. all make A LOT of money. Therefore, they should be taxed at a higher rate because they have benefited at a higher level than the secretaries or security guards.
The other option, which I would support (actually prefer) is that any private company or individual who benefits from the services or research sponsored by the federal government would pay a portion of the gross profits they make to the government. But that corporate lobbyists don't want that and actively fight against it.