Congress makes the rules on what is taxed and how much, also what tax rate and what can be deducted.The 1% are milking the rest of us middle class people more than the poor. They control all the wealth and are not about to share it with anyone.
The only real way to get past teh issues is take away ALL deductions and do a flat tax.... you make $100 you pay $10! We do have a flat tax on things besides income already, you ever get a discount or surcharge at the gas pump??? FLAT TAX!
And YES a flat tax would hurt me! But I do think it is fair!