Then be in a state with a progressive tax code. My problem is the government has the authority to pick winners and losers on a federal level. How many times have you heard of the “big bad evil corporates” evading taxes (in all honesty I would like to see corporations abolish or at least reform) evading taxes? Well the 16th allows it to happen .What do you mean by this and why is this a good idea? Flat taxes are generally considered more unfair, even if they are simpler, because the reason the progressive tax system exists is because it in theory makes sense that the rich can bare the burden of higher taxes then the poor.