The tax code should be greatly simplified to only fund essential government services while eliminating the market-distorting incentives that favor the connected. Anything further is costlier to taxpayers in the end.
“Congress’s abdication, unsurprisingly, has led to a proliferation of bad policy and to the erosion of public trust in the institutions of government. Distrust, also unsurprisingly, is now the defining theme of American politics.” Well, duh! Congress gets a clue.