Ok odds are this won't get passed because they won't have the votes, but if they did... http://drudgereport.com/rnc.htm Odds are more likely than not that Drudge jumped the gun on this story way too fast. This is a Libertarian agenda and I don't think it is something the Republicans will want to actually run on. This would cost them too many votes. The problem with this idea is first of all some people are independant self employed and need the tax write offs in order for their jobs to be worth doing in the first place. These people would need to receive at least 50 - 100% increase in gross profit or compensation to make up for the fact that they can no longer write off their expenses. Another problem with this idea is ------ rich people, and not so rich people who have time on their hands, don't buy retail. And don't give me the "well if they buy wholesale and don't resale then they are responsible to fill out a special sales tax form for payment of those taxes at the end of the year" crapola, because there is no way the powers that be will chase down every single person who doesn't do that. It would be too hard to keep track of every item purchased by every person and then compare it to their sales to insure they paid sales tax on every item. One thing to keep track of major stores, but every citizen in the US. It ain't going to happen. The third problem is that the majority of citizens in this country don't pay taxes because of the way the tax system is set up. Wouldn't take many commercials to get them all in the voting booths if they discovered suddenly, no more income redistribution. I mean, yes we need tax reform, there is too much taxes on those who earn it, and too many leaches. However, you don't go for it all in one jump, that is a guarantee of failing. All of these political parties have idiots in control who don't know the meaning of the word moderation. Maybe we need a new third party "the realists"?