We may be all equal, but do we all utilize what the government provides equally?<quoted text>
I understand marginal taxes. We are all "equal" so we should all pay the same percentage.
Let's compare this - you use the toll-free Interstate highway, paid for by taxes, for a few miles, to get to work for x dollars. Suppose I use that same highway to run a trucking company and make 10,000x dollars from it. Same tax rate for us both?
If you want a flat tax rate for income, then you should also be in favor for a fee for any government services consumed.
But that would imply that the government should be run like a for profit business. And you better think very carefully about this... If this is what you think is best, then the Feds can reclaim ARPAnet and now you get to pay for every byte you utilize online.