Every once in a while I read about how the tax code needs to be rewritten and how it should be simplified. When I hear it, I smile first, but then I sigh. I sigh because the act of simplifying something that is complex is, in itself, a complex task. Therefore, saying that we simply need to simplify something is understating the effort that will be required to accomplish said goal.
What our politicians should say, is that they want to make strides toward simplifying our tax code. Even a 1% gain in simplification would keep them true to their word. That is a goal that I would believe.