Do most Canadians want to tax the crap oot of the wealthy? Members of our Congress use that as a battle cry, even though many of them are very wealthy- they talk about the wealthy as if it's a different group of people.\n\n\nI'm personally a huge fan of the idea of a flat tax rate for all, perhaps exemption for very low income (but I'd have to think about it). 17% is a commonly bandied about number. No tax deductions, no sales taxes, just 17% of your income goes away. Get rid of the massive infrastructure we have for auditing. Free up some money for the education system. Smaller class sizes, better paid teachers.