Heritage's Dr. Feulner offers tips for the tax reform fight in his column:
This won’t be easy, of course. The current system has developed over decades, and every confusing element of it has champions in Congress and lobbyists ready to fight for them.
All these reforms probably will be a tough sell in Congress. But departing Sen. Don Nickles of Oklahoma has an idea that could speed the transition: Allow taxpayers to fill out returns under the current system and under a reformed, flat-tax system. Then they could put the returns side-by-side and file the one that benefits them. Most people are sure to prefer the simple system, especially since it will usually save them money in the long run.